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The Foundations of Information Systems : Research and Practice.

Author: Andrew Basden
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Why does information technology disappoint or enslave us? Why do so many information systems projects collapse? How can we do better? There are many technical, social, economic and other aspects to consider. How do we ensure we take all these into account as we research ITC or employ them? ICT affects our lives and world more profoundly than ever before. How may we understand it? This book employs philosophy to lay  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Basden
ISBN: 9781315757483 1315757486
OCLC Number: 1007858401
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""List of Tables""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Part I""; ""1 Introduction""; ""1-1 About This Book""; ""1-2 Practice""; ""1-2.1 What Is Practice?""; ""1-2.2 Everyday Experience""; ""1-2.3 Guiding and Understanding Everyday Practice""; ""1-3 Research""; ""1-4 Information Systems""; ""1-4.1 An Integrative View""; ""1-4.2 The Approach Taken Here""; ""1-4.3 Five Areas of Interest""; ""1-4.4 Some Cross-Area Issues""; ""1-5 Foundations""; ""1-5.1 Current View of Foundations of IS"" ""1-5.2 A Single Unitary Framework?""""1-6 Contents of Book""; ""2 Philosophies""; ""2-1 Why Philosophy Is Important""; ""2-1.1 Roles and Types of Philosophy""; ""2-1.2 Views About Philosophy""; ""2-2 Application of Philosophy in ICT and Information Systems""; ""2-2.1 Philosophical Discussions in Information Systems""; ""2-2.2 Philosophical Issues in ICT and Information Systems""; ""2-3 Dooyeweerdâ#x80;#x99;s Philosophy""; ""3 Dooyeweerdâ#x80;#x99;s Philosophy""; ""3-1 Everyday Experience and Meaningfulness: Dooyeweerdâ#x80;#x99;s Starting Points"" ""3-1.1 Starting-Point 1: Everyday Experience and the Pre-Theoretical Attitude of Thought""""3-1.2 Starting-Point 2: Meaningfulness""; ""3-2 Challenges for, and in, Philosophy""; ""3-2.1 Problems in Philosophy: The Immanence Standpoint""; ""3-2.2 Ground-Motives""; ""3-2.3 Problems with Dualistic Ground-Motives""; ""3-2.4 Dooyeweerdâ#x80;#x99;s Adoption of the Biblical Ground-Motive""; ""3-3 Reinterpreting Subject-Object and Time""; ""3-3.1 Law, Subject and Object""; ""3-3.2 Time and Progress""; ""3-4 Theoretical Thinking, Philosophy and Research""; ""3-4.1 The Nature of Theoretical Thought"" ""3-4.2 Dooyeweerdâ#x80;#x99;s Immanent Critique of the History of Western Theoretical Thought""""3-4.3 Dooyeweerdâ#x80;#x99;s Transcendental Critiques of Theoretical Thought""; ""3-4.4 Reflection on the Above""; ""3-5 Ground-Ideas, Philosophies, Sciences and Disciplines""; ""3-5.1 Dooyeweerdâ#x80;#x99;s Notion of Three-Part Ground-Idea""; ""3-5.2 Sciences, Fields, Disciplines and Paradigms""; ""3-5.3 Reflection""; ""3-6 How to Delineate Spheres of Meaningfulness (Aspects)""; ""Â3-6.1 Comparison With Other Suites of Aspects""; ""3-6.2 Delineation of Aspects""; ""3-6.3 Advantages of Dooyeweerdâ#x80;#x99;s Suite"" ""3-7 What Are Aspects? Philosophical Attributes of Aspects""""3-7.1 Aspects as Ocean of Meaningfulness""; ""3-7.2 Grasped by Intuition""; ""3-7.3 Aspectual Irreducibility and Categories""; ""3-7.4 The Coherence of Aspects""; ""3-7.5 Aspectual Normativity: Good and Evil""; ""3-8 Aspects Enabling Concrete Reality""; ""3-8.1 Aspects as Modes of Being and Rationality""; ""3-8.2 Distinct Ways of Functioning""; ""3-8.3 Multi-Aspectual Functioning""; ""3-8.4 Ways of Knowing""; ""3-8.5 Ethics""; ""3-9 Dooyeweerdâ#x80;#x99;s Understanding of Existence and Things""; ""3-9.1 Everyday Experience of Things""

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Why does information technology disappoint or enslave us? Why do so many information systems projects collapse? How can we do better? There are many technical, social, economic and other aspects to consider. How do we ensure we take all these into account as we research ITC or employ them? ICT affects our lives and world more profoundly than ever before. How may we understand it? This book employs philosophy to lay foundations for understanding the complexity of ICT, in five areas:????The nature of information and computers, and artificial intelligence;???The use of ICT at work and home, for serious and less-serious use;???The ICT features that annoy or delight us;???Societal issues, such as surveillance, e-government, ICT in developing countries, climate change, what technological progress is and what is the role of ICT as a whole and of the information systems field;???ICT development - including computer programming, knowledge engineering and project management.???The ideas in this book emerge from five decades of experience of the author with ICT, across industry, the professions and academic life. Information systems researchers will enjoy this book because it offers them new ideas and fresh perspectives.??On the 500th anniversary of the European Reformation, this book introduces and applies the Reformational Philosophy of mid-20th-century Dutch thinker, Herman Dooyeweerd, to contemporary challenges of the 21st century. Excitingly, this accessible philosophy is grounded in everyday experience and yields a rich seedbed of ideas, which researchers and practitioners can develop to their advantage.

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