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Title In search of an integrative vision for technology : interdisciplinary studies in information systems / [edited by] Sytse Strijbos, Andrew Basden
Edition First edition
Published New York : Springer, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 310 pages) : illustrations
Series Contemporary systems thinking
Contemporary systems thinking.
Contents Introduction: In Search of an Integrative Vision for Technology; Aspects of Knowledge Representation; Reflecting on the Use of the Concept of Qualifying Function in System Design; Elicitation of Highly Interdisciplinary Knowledge; An Appreciative Critique and Refinement of Checkland's Soft Systems Methodology; The Systems Character of Modern Technology; Communication Without Bounds?; Norms of Communication and the Rise of the Network Society; Evaluation of Systems in Human Practice; Multimodal Investigation of Technology-Aided Human Practice in Business Operations
Summary Aims to stimulate its readers to consider the 'whole story that is information systems' within the context of an integrative vision of technology. This work integrates disparate areas of debate and research while appreciating the contribution that philosophy can make to such thinking
Analysis Dooyeweerd Dooyeweerdian reformational philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-294) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Technology -- Philosophy.
System theory.
Information networks -- Philosophy.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Strijbos, S.
Basden, Andrew, 1948-
LC no. 2006920024
ISBN 9780387321509 (alk. paper)
0387321500 (alk. paper)
9780387321622 (e-book)
0387321624 (e-book)