Document (#12393)

Author
Hollnagel, E.
Title
Is information science an anomalous state of knowledge
Source
Journal of information science. 2(1980), S.183-187
Year
1980
Abstract
Discusses the apparent need for a set of rigorous definitions of basic concepts and argues that though this is necessary for natural sciences it is not needed in behavioural schiences which have a prior description in natural language. Information science should be more interested in uncertainty than knowledge. Shows how the anomalous state of knowledge paradigm can be used to describe itself and thus also information science. Turning to problems of uncertainty can prevent information science from following the mistakes of psychology
Theme
Information

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