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Information ecology and the concept of information



Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Information ecology and libraries
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Philosophy and religion
Keywords information ecology; the concept of information; Capurro’s trilema; paradigms of information science
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Description In the paper, the author presents that information ecology can be considered to be a theoretical reaction on the inquiry into the character of the concept of information, especially on the solving of so called Capurro's trilema. The trilema consists in the answering the question of whether information is an univocal, analogical, or equivocal concept. In the paper, there is introduced what does univocity, analogy and equivocity of the concepts mean and there is presented some conceptions according to which the concept of information is considered to be an univocal, analogical and equivocal concept. There is also shown that a development of information ecology is possible only if we could consider information to be an analogical concept.
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