Information ethics as information ecology: Connecting Frankl's thought and fundamental informatics [Book Review]
Ethics and Information Technology 8 (4):187-193 (2006)
To overcome “digital reductionism,” a new kind of mechanical view on human beings, fundamental informatics provides some critical viewpoints. It regards information as “meaning” generated in living things which do not exist alone but are parts of ecological system. On the other hand, V. E. Frankl proposed two dimensions of humans: homo sapiens and homo patiens. The latter is the essential aspect of humans whose essence is “compassion,” while the former is the nature like a mechanical machine. As features of living things, unrestricted ability of interpretation as well as inseparable relationships between others underlies both in Frankl’s thought and fundamental informatics. This viewpoint can be applied to the concept of “information literacy.”
|Keywords||compassion digital reductionism fundamental informatics homo patiens information ecology information literacy phronesis|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Perceptions of Productivity and Digital Ethics in Smart Phone Use in a Chinese Context.Mary Lind, Chi Anyansi-Archibong & Obasi H. Akan - 2012 - International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education 2 (2):34-43.
Similar books and articles
Connecting the Different Faces of Information.Johan van Benthem & Robert van Rooy - 2003 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 12 (4):375-379.
Ethical Dilemmas in the Use of Information Technology: An Aristotelian Perspective.Michael D. Myers & Leigh Miller - 1996 - Ethics and Behavior 6 (2):153 – 160.
Ethics, Computing and Medicine. Informatics and the Transformation of Health Care. Kenneth W. Goodman, Editor.Marian Verkerk - 1999 - Ethics and Information Technology 1 (4):303-304.
Information, Information Systems, Information Society: Interpretations and Implications.Wolfgang Hesse, Dirk Müller & Aaron Ruß - 2008 - Poiesis and Praxis 5 (3-4):159-183.
Informatics and Society: Will There Be an 'Information Revolution'? [REVIEW]Lorne Tepperman - 1985 - Journal of Business Ethics 4 (5):395 - 399.
Meaning, the Frontier of Informatics: Informatics 9: Proceedings of a Conference Jointly Sponsored by Aslib, the Aslib Informatics Group and the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the British Computer Society, King's College, Cambridge, 26-27 March 1987. [REVIEW]Kevin P. Jones (ed.) - 1987 - Aslib.
On Floridi's Metaphysical Foundation of Information Ecology.Rafael Capurro - 2008 - Ethics and Information Technology 10 (2-3):167-173.
The Ethics in Japanese Information Society: Consideration on Francisco Varela's the Embodied Mind From the Perspective of Fundamental Informatics. [REVIEW]Toru Nishigaki - 2006 - Ethics and Information Technology 8 (4):237-242.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads19 ( #258,658 of 2,169,723 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #345,460 of 2,169,723 )
How can I increase my downloads?