Theoretical foundation of Knowledge Organization: â Positivismâ versus â pragmatismâ . Invited speech Sunday Oct 28, 2007 VIII ENANCIB in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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Title:
Theoretical foundation of Knowledge Organization: â Positivismâ versus â pragmatismâ . Invited speech Sunday Oct 28, 2007 VIII ENANCIB in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Author:
Hjørland, Birger
Citation:
Theoretical foundation of Knowledge Organization: â Positivismâ versus â pragmatismâ . Invited speech Sunday Oct 28, 2007 VIII ENANCIB in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 2007-10,
Issue Date:
Oct-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105642
Submitted date:
2008-01-04
Abstract:
Consider the theoretical problems and developments in the field of Knowledge Organization. The dominant tendency within LIS has always been â positivistâ , understood as a tendency (or an ideal) to rely on observations and logic only, disregarding context, values, interests, historical development and socio-cultural issues. It is argued that the opposite view, pragmatism, provides a much more fruitful basis. The pragmatic theory of knowledge seeks the criteria for selecting and describing informative objects in the goals that they are intended to support. The widespread ideology of objectivity and neutrality and universal solutions may be counterproductive in developing our field.
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Keywords:
Knowledge Organization

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dc.identifier.citationTheoretical foundation of Knowledge Organization: â Positivismâ versus â pragmatismâ . Invited speech Sunday Oct 28, 2007 VIII ENANCIB in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 2007-10,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105642-
dc.description.abstractConsider the theoretical problems and developments in the field of Knowledge Organization. The dominant tendency within LIS has always been â positivistâ , understood as a tendency (or an ideal) to rely on observations and logic only, disregarding context, values, interests, historical development and socio-cultural issues. It is argued that the opposite view, pragmatism, provides a much more fruitful basis. The pragmatic theory of knowledge seeks the criteria for selecting and describing informative objects in the goals that they are intended to support. The widespread ideology of objectivity and neutrality and universal solutions may be counterproductive in developing our field.en_US
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dc.subjectKnowledge Organizationen_US
dc.titleTheoretical foundation of Knowledge Organization: â Positivismâ versus â pragmatismâ . Invited speech Sunday Oct 28, 2007 VIII ENANCIB in Salvador, Bahia, Brazilen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
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