Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105160
Title:
Applying Epistemology to Information Policy Decisions
Author:
Fallis, Don
Citation:
Applying Epistemology to Information Policy Decisions 2006,
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105160
Submitted date:
2006-11-11
Abstract:
This is a presentation (21 slides) for a panel on for a panel on Philosophy and information science: The basics Philosophy and information science: The basics at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Austin, Texas, November 6, 2006. The main reason that people seek information is in order to acquire knowledge. For example, people want to acquire true beliefs about the world, acquire justified beliefs, avoid false beliefs, and gain understanding and wisdom. Epistemology is the study of what knowledge is and of how people acquire knowledge. Thus, work in epistemology can help us to clarify the goals that we have when we seek information. In this talk, I discuss how such work can guide us as we make important decisions about the use and control of information (e.g., decisions about intellectual property laws, collection management policies, techniques for evaluating information on the Internet).
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Keywords:
Philosophy; Information Science; Epistemology
Local subject classification:
decision analysis; epistemic values; social epistemology; information science

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFallis, Donen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-11T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:20:23Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-11-11en_US
dc.identifier.citationApplying Epistemology to Information Policy Decisions 2006,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105160-
dc.description.abstractThis is a presentation (21 slides) for a panel on for a panel on Philosophy and information science: The basics Philosophy and information science: The basics at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Austin, Texas, November 6, 2006. The main reason that people seek information is in order to acquire knowledge. For example, people want to acquire true beliefs about the world, acquire justified beliefs, avoid false beliefs, and gain understanding and wisdom. Epistemology is the study of what knowledge is and of how people acquire knowledge. Thus, work in epistemology can help us to clarify the goals that we have when we seek information. In this talk, I discuss how such work can guide us as we make important decisions about the use and control of information (e.g., decisions about intellectual property laws, collection management policies, techniques for evaluating information on the Internet).en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subjectEpistemologyen_US
dc.subject.otherdecision analysisen_US
dc.subject.otherepistemic valuesen_US
dc.subject.othersocial epistemologyen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation scienceen_US
dc.titleApplying Epistemology to Information Policy Decisionsen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
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