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Epistemic Values and Information Management
The Information Society (2009)
  • Dennis Whitcomb, Western Washington University
  • Don Fallis
Abstract
The philosophy of information is concerned with the nature, management, and use of information. Thus, it should be able to help us make better decisions about how to manage information (e.g., decisions about intellectual property laws, collection development policies, and Internet evaluation techniques). These decisions have knowledge acquisition as one of their principal goals. Thus, one way to improve these decisions is to clarify our epistemic values. In this article, we combine epistemology and decision analysis in an attempt to assist people in this important task.
Keywords
  • applied epistemology,
  • decision analysis,
  • epistemic value,
  • knowledge acquisition,
  • knowledge management,
  • information ethics,
  • information management,
  • information science,
  • philosophy of information,
  • value hierarchy
Disciplines
Publication Date
2009
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/01972240902848831
Publisher Statement
Published by Taylor and Francis
Citation Information
Dennis Whitcomb and Don Fallis. "Epistemic Values and Information Management" The Information Society Vol. 25 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 175 - 189
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dennis-whitcomb/17/