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Information Science as an Interscience by Fanie de Beer

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Introduction

This book is born from the conviction that there is much more to information science, and by implication to knowledge work and information practice, than what the generally accepted views regarding science and its nature and application possibilities are able to offer. These views are currently and in general still based on the slim positivistic model of scientific exploration, the totally inadequate subject/object relationship on which it concentrates, and the unavoidable methodological implications these foci entail. The conviction is inspired by the work done by many scientists and thinkers about science in general over a long period of time, concerned about the limitations and counterproductive outcomes related to science in ...

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