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ERIC Number: EJ875907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0024-2519
Revitalizing Theory in Library and Information Science: The Contribution of Process Philosophy
Jones, Bonna
Library Quarterly, v75 n2 p101-121 Apr 2005
Two main traditions now operate in philosophy, influencing the choice about which theories are appropriate in library and information science (LIS). A third tradition, known as process philosophy, gives prominence to human knowledge as an organically integrated, self-sustaining whole, thereby opening another avenue for the effort to revitalize theory in LIS. Drawing on process philosophy, this article argues that "library" is another level in the process of semantic innovation that includes "symbol," "word," "sentence," and "narrative." Because semantic innovation relies on imagining and reading as mediators and is central to the achievement of narrative identity, this philosophy opens a fresh perspective on the library in the life of a person.
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Language: English
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