Information Science As an Interscience : Rethinking Science, Method and Practice.

By: de Beer, FanieSeries: Chandos Information Professional SerPublisher: OXford : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (156 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780081001837Subject(s): Information science -- ResearchGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Information Science As an Interscience : Rethinking Science, Method and PracticeDDC classification: 020.1 LOC classification: Z669.7 -- .B447 2015ebOnline resources: Click to View
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Front Cover -- Information Science as an Interscience -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- About the author -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 An acritical philosophy of information -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Philosophy as an act of thinking -- 1.3 Philosophy and science -- 1.4 Philosophy and information science -- 1.5 Modes of thinking -- 1.5.1 Complex thinking -- 1.5.2 Multiple thinking -- 1.5.3 Inventive thinking -- 1.6 Conclusion -- References -- 2 Towards the idea of information science as an interscience -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Changes in landscape -- 2.3 Rethinking human thinking -- 2.4 A new scientific approach -- 2.5 Challenges to information science -- 2.6 Information science: its functioning and responsibility -- 2.6.1 Its functioning -- 2.6.2 Its responsibility -- References -- 3 Information science in a post-scientific position -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 The traditional, generally accepted conception of science -- 3.3 Information science seems to be out of step (and will remain out of step, unless …) -- 3.4 Thinking differently about science -- 3.5 Conclusion -- References -- 4 Information science in a post-scientific position -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Alternative offered to information science in terms of this other conception of science -- 4.3 A newly invented set of conceptual equipment should be proposed -- 4.3.1 The massive, but also disturbing, impact of information/knowledge on and in society -- 4.3.2 What should be done about 'the information explosion'? -- 4.3.3 Conceptual equipment or capabilities -- 4.4 The gap between information science and information work closes up -- References -- 5 Method/beyond-method: the demands, challenges and excitements of scholarly information work -- 5.1 Introduction: the essence and necessity of scholarly engagement -- 5.2 The complexity of the field of the research endeavours.
5.2.1 The research on the deflation of information by Bernd Frohmann (2004) -- 5.2.2 Research on language, philosophy and information by David Blair (2006) -- 5.2.3 The thorough and fundamental study of information ethics by Rainer Kuhlen (2004a) -- 5.3 Methodological demands and challenges and a situation beyond-method -- 5.3.1 The three researchers -- Bernd Frohmann -- David Blair -- Rainer Kuhlen -- 5.3.2 On the way to a position beyond-method -- Edgar Morin -- Michel Serres -- Paul Feyerabend -- 5.4 The rewards and excitements of scholarly work -- References -- 6 Methodology and noology: Amazing prospects for library and information science -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 The methodology of complexity of Edgar Morin: A noological situation beyond-method -- 6.3 The acritical anti-method of Michel Serres: Multiple connective intellection -- 6.4 Conclusion -- References -- 7 Let the new knowledge come: the atlas of knowledges -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Reasons for such an emphasis on knowledge -- 7.2.1 Awareness of the importance of knowledge -- 7.2.2 Development of electronic media -- 7.2.3 Intensive thought on the knowledge issue -- 7.3 Inflationary knowledge abuse -- 7.4 In pursuit of a new conception of knowledge -- 7.4.1 Parallel theoretical developments -- 7.4.2 The newness of the new conception of knowledge -- 7.4.3 The atlas of knowledges and world-mapping knowledge -- 7.4.4 Knowledge and information space -- 7.4.5 Trees of knowledges -- 7.5 The necessity for embracing the new knowledge culture -- 7.5.1 Knowledge and complexity -- 7.5.2 Knowledge, understanding and value -- 7.5.3 Knowledge and intelligence -- 7.5.4 Knowledge and thinking -- 7.5.5 Knowledge and communication or knowledge networks (the atlas of knowledges) -- 7.6 Language, intellectual capabilities and the use of terminology (vocabulary building) -- 7.7 Conclusion -- References.
8 The contemporary knowledge worker (the troubadour of knowledge): comprehensive and exciting challenges -- 8.1 Introduction: the new knowledge age and its challenges -- 8.2 An exploration of the new qualities of the knowledge worker to be reinvented -- 8.3 Conclusion -- References -- 9 A proposed philosophico-ethical approach towards the electronic information era -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Assumptions of the 'critique' philosophers -- 9.3 Towards an 'acritical' philosophy -- 9.3.1 The dogmatic and the new image of thought (Gilles Deleuze) -- 9.3.2 Homology and paralogy (Jean-François Lyotard) -- 9.3.3 Ethics comes before knowledge (Levinas) -- 9.3.4 The philosophy of Hermes (Michel Serres) -- 9.4 Acritical philosophy: a radically different mode of thinking -- 9.4.1 Acritical philosophy: acritical thinking about reading -- The critique tradition of literary criticism and comment -- Serres as example of a marvellous reader … an acritical reader -- Acritical information/knowledge usage -- 9.4.2 Acritical philosophy: in praise of complexity and comprehensiveness -- 9.4.3 Acritical philosophy: a philosophy of invention -- 9.4.4 Acritical philosophy: virtual worlds, cyberspace and collective intelligence -- 9.4.5 Acritical philosophy: reinventing subjectivity -- References -- Index.
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Front Cover -- Information Science as an Interscience -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- About the author -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 An acritical philosophy of information -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Philosophy as an act of thinking -- 1.3 Philosophy and science -- 1.4 Philosophy and information science -- 1.5 Modes of thinking -- 1.5.1 Complex thinking -- 1.5.2 Multiple thinking -- 1.5.3 Inventive thinking -- 1.6 Conclusion -- References -- 2 Towards the idea of information science as an interscience -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Changes in landscape -- 2.3 Rethinking human thinking -- 2.4 A new scientific approach -- 2.5 Challenges to information science -- 2.6 Information science: its functioning and responsibility -- 2.6.1 Its functioning -- 2.6.2 Its responsibility -- References -- 3 Information science in a post-scientific position -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 The traditional, generally accepted conception of science -- 3.3 Information science seems to be out of step (and will remain out of step, unless …) -- 3.4 Thinking differently about science -- 3.5 Conclusion -- References -- 4 Information science in a post-scientific position -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Alternative offered to information science in terms of this other conception of science -- 4.3 A newly invented set of conceptual equipment should be proposed -- 4.3.1 The massive, but also disturbing, impact of information/knowledge on and in society -- 4.3.2 What should be done about 'the information explosion'? -- 4.3.3 Conceptual equipment or capabilities -- 4.4 The gap between information science and information work closes up -- References -- 5 Method/beyond-method: the demands, challenges and excitements of scholarly information work -- 5.1 Introduction: the essence and necessity of scholarly engagement -- 5.2 The complexity of the field of the research endeavours.

5.2.1 The research on the deflation of information by Bernd Frohmann (2004) -- 5.2.2 Research on language, philosophy and information by David Blair (2006) -- 5.2.3 The thorough and fundamental study of information ethics by Rainer Kuhlen (2004a) -- 5.3 Methodological demands and challenges and a situation beyond-method -- 5.3.1 The three researchers -- Bernd Frohmann -- David Blair -- Rainer Kuhlen -- 5.3.2 On the way to a position beyond-method -- Edgar Morin -- Michel Serres -- Paul Feyerabend -- 5.4 The rewards and excitements of scholarly work -- References -- 6 Methodology and noology: Amazing prospects for library and information science -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 The methodology of complexity of Edgar Morin: A noological situation beyond-method -- 6.3 The acritical anti-method of Michel Serres: Multiple connective intellection -- 6.4 Conclusion -- References -- 7 Let the new knowledge come: the atlas of knowledges -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Reasons for such an emphasis on knowledge -- 7.2.1 Awareness of the importance of knowledge -- 7.2.2 Development of electronic media -- 7.2.3 Intensive thought on the knowledge issue -- 7.3 Inflationary knowledge abuse -- 7.4 In pursuit of a new conception of knowledge -- 7.4.1 Parallel theoretical developments -- 7.4.2 The newness of the new conception of knowledge -- 7.4.3 The atlas of knowledges and world-mapping knowledge -- 7.4.4 Knowledge and information space -- 7.4.5 Trees of knowledges -- 7.5 The necessity for embracing the new knowledge culture -- 7.5.1 Knowledge and complexity -- 7.5.2 Knowledge, understanding and value -- 7.5.3 Knowledge and intelligence -- 7.5.4 Knowledge and thinking -- 7.5.5 Knowledge and communication or knowledge networks (the atlas of knowledges) -- 7.6 Language, intellectual capabilities and the use of terminology (vocabulary building) -- 7.7 Conclusion -- References.

8 The contemporary knowledge worker (the troubadour of knowledge): comprehensive and exciting challenges -- 8.1 Introduction: the new knowledge age and its challenges -- 8.2 An exploration of the new qualities of the knowledge worker to be reinvented -- 8.3 Conclusion -- References -- 9 A proposed philosophico-ethical approach towards the electronic information era -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Assumptions of the 'critique' philosophers -- 9.3 Towards an 'acritical' philosophy -- 9.3.1 The dogmatic and the new image of thought (Gilles Deleuze) -- 9.3.2 Homology and paralogy (Jean-François Lyotard) -- 9.3.3 Ethics comes before knowledge (Levinas) -- 9.3.4 The philosophy of Hermes (Michel Serres) -- 9.4 Acritical philosophy: a radically different mode of thinking -- 9.4.1 Acritical philosophy: acritical thinking about reading -- The critique tradition of literary criticism and comment -- Serres as example of a marvellous reader … an acritical reader -- Acritical information/knowledge usage -- 9.4.2 Acritical philosophy: in praise of complexity and comprehensiveness -- 9.4.3 Acritical philosophy: a philosophy of invention -- 9.4.4 Acritical philosophy: virtual worlds, cyberspace and collective intelligence -- 9.4.5 Acritical philosophy: reinventing subjectivity -- References -- Index.

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