LIS as applied philosophy of information: a reappraisal. Invited contribution to the special issue of Library Trends dedicated to the Philosophy of Information

Library Trends 52 (3):658–665 (2004)
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Abstract

Library information science (LIS) should develop its foundation in terms of a philosophy of information (PI). This seems a rather harmless suggestion. In Floridi (2002a), I have articulated some of the reasons why I believe that PI can fulfill the foundationalist needs better than SE can. In this contribution, I clarify some aspects of my proposal (Floridi, 2002a) in favor of the interpretation of LIS as applied PI. The aim of the article is to remove some ambiguities and possible misunderstandings that might prevent the correct evaluation of my position, so that disagreement can become more constructive.

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Luciano Floridi
Oxford University

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