On defining library and information science as applied philosophy of information

  title={On defining library and information science as applied philosophy of information},
  author={L. Floridi},
  journal={Social Epistemology},
  pages={37 - 49}
  • L. Floridi
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Philosophy
  • Social Epistemology
This paper analyses the relations between philosophy of information (PI), library and information science (LIS) and social epistemology (SE). In the first section, it is argued that there is a natural relation between philosophy and LIS but that SE cannot provide a satisfactory foundation for LIS. SE should rather be seen as sharing with LIS a common ground, represented by the study of information, to be investigated by a new discipline, PI. In the second section, the nature of PI is outlined… 


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