On defining library and information science as applied philosophy of information

@article{Floridi2002OnDL,
  title={On defining library and information science as applied philosophy of information},
  author={L. Floridi},
  journal={Social Epistemology},
  year={2002},
  volume={16},
  pages={37 - 49}
}
  • L. Floridi
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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