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Philosophical frameworks for understanding information Systems

Basden, A 2008, Philosophical frameworks for understanding information Systems , IGI Global (IDEA Group Inc.). , Hershey, PA, USA.

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Abstract

This is a major monograph which contains a significant amount of original thought. While, like to some other works, it attempts to apply philosophy to understanding information systems, it is original in several ways. It argues for a lifeworld-oriented approach to understanding IS. It argues for a need to understand the 'whole story' that is IS, of which five main areas of research and practice are delineated. It introduces the philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd as uniquely able to address all the areas, and may be seen as a reference introduction to Dooyeweerd. It systematically formulates frameworks for understanding each of the five main areas: • To understand everyday usage of computers and ICT(chapter 4); • To throw new light on the nature of computers and information, and suggests new ways to approach the artificial intelligence question (chapter 5); • To understand the whole of information systems development (chapter 6); • To propose how computer science algorithms and computer languages and protocols can address the diversity of the world (chapter 7); • To understand the interaction between information technology and society with an emphasis on responsibility (chapter 8).

Item Type: Book
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Centre for Digital Business
Publisher: IGI Global (IDEA Group Inc.).
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: H Ahmad
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 10:16
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:38
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/11537

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