Epistemic Values and Information Management
University of Arizona
Western Washington University
June 24, 2008
The Information Society, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 175-189, 2009
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 paper, we combine epistemology and decision analysis in an attempt to assist people in this important task.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: Applied Epistemology, Decision Analysis, Epistemic Value, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Management, Information Ethics, Information Management, Information Science, Philosophy of Information, Value HierarchyAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 21, 2009 ; Last revised: December 1, 2009
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