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Information Science as an Interscience by Fanie de Beer

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A proposed philosophico-ethical approach towards the electronic information era

In this contribution a distinction is made between a critical philosophy approach and an acritical philosophy approach. The point is developed that the critical approach is hampered by certain serious limitations which the acritical approach tries to overcome in a constructive way. The differentiation has a specific and very significant impact on thinking about ethics and the central importance of ethics in scientific exploration as well as knowledge and information practice. The extent to which this effort is successful seems extremely promising and appropriate to the articulation of and support for current developments related to information science. Some of these ...

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