In Search of an Integrative Vision for Technology: Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Systems

Springer (2006)
Abstract
In Search Of An Integrative Vision For Technology will stimulate its readers to consider the 'whole story that is information systems' within the context of an integrative vision of technology. It integrates disparate areas of debate and research while appreciating the contribution that philosophy can make to such thinking. It is deliberately broad in coverage, and designed to provide useful pointers so that researchers, students, practitioners, and developers can easily apply each point as needed. "Human issues of technology and their normative aspects" is a theme that runs throughout the entire book. The integrative vision is centered on an understanding of human practice — the twin notions of structure and direction, and the leading and the founding functions of such practice. While this understanding applies to all technologies, it is worked out in more detail for information technology. From this philosophical understanding, many interdisciplinary areas of interest are identified.
Keywords Technology Philosophy  System theory  Information networks Philosophy  Technology Social aspects
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Call number T14.I456 2006
ISBN(s) 0387321500   0387321624   9780387321509   9780387321622
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