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ERIC Number: EJ875934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0024-2519
"The Integrity and Obstinacy of Intellectual Creations": Jurgen Habermas and Librarianship's Theoretical Literature
Buschman, John
Library Quarterly, v76 n3 p270-299 Jul 2006
Librarianship and library and information science (LIS) have long struggled with an ongoing lack of a theoretical and epistemological basis. There have been renewed efforts to explore various theoretical and philosophical positions and their meaning for librarianship and LIS research. This article explores the framework that Jurgen Habermas offers the field in terms of his interlocking work on history, epistemology, and social/economic critique and theory as part of that effort. Before addressing Habermas's thinking and its application to librarianship, a review of recent and relevant literature on epistemology and/or the philosophy of librarianship and LIS is undertaken--much of which is grounded in the work of Michael Harris. That literature demonstrates an interrelated circle of problems, and the ability to address that circle is why it will be argued that Habermas's work forms a useful and compelling theoretical framework for the field.
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