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Knowledge and Knowing in Library and Information Science : A Philosophical Framework - John M. Budd

Knowledge and Knowing in Library and Information Science

A Philosophical Framework

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This study of knowledge in the social sciences and library and information science is also an analysis of discursive power and the exclusionary force it exerts. It investigates the relationship between knowledge and power, and the influence each has on the other. The book attempts to judge philosophical discourse both by way of description and by way of suggesting a strategy for the evaluation of past and present thought and a direction for the future. The first part of the book adopts a sceptical view of past discourse and the latter part outlines a means to genuine knowledge.

Provides a much-needed discussion of the relationship between interpretation and the work done in library and information science (LIS). This book is an ambitious project, and it is a welcome and praiseworthy addition to the LIS literature....this text lays the groundwork for more interpretive work to emerge in LIS.--Information & Culture

Introductionp. 1
The Beginnings of Science: An Exploration into the Formulation of Scientific Thoughtp. 7
A Continuation of the Genealogy of Thoughtp. 57
What Is Real?: Science and Ideas of Realityp. 95
False Starts and Dead Ends for Social Science and LISp. 149
Knowledge and Knowing in LISp. 203
Paths to Knowledgep. 243
Products and Possibilities in LISp. 291
Referencesp. 331
Indexp. 353
About the Authorp. 361
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ISBN: 9780810840256
ISBN-10: 0810840251
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 365
Published: 1st June 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.47