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Plato is certainly making an essential point about the networked information society

Pieter Wisse
Information Dynamics, The Netherlands


Abstract
With classical philosophy delegated to yet another (over)specialized academic discipline, it’s too easy to overlook relevant ideas for organizing current information society both in and for all its complexity. In his dialogue Philebus, Plato may be read as offering critically constructive suggestions for dealing with interdependency. Indeed, “many are one, and one is many” is inescapable as a valid characterization of especially our information society, that is, pervasively networked. A paradigm shift, starting with information modeling, is required … which Plato already seems to have performed.

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Reference:Wisse, P.E. (2010). "Plato is certainly making an essential point about the networked information society," University of Amsterdam, Netherlands . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 10(132). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/10-132
Keywords:Information society, network society, Plato, paradigm shift, information modeling, interdependency, philosophy, Metapattern
Item Type:Article - Volume 10 Article 132 (2010)
Language:Dutch
Email: Pieter Wisse (pieter@wisse.cc)
Additional Information:Dutch title: Daar heeft Plato natuurlijk een wezenlijk punt voor de informatiemaatschappij. Originally published in: PrimaVera, working paper # 2010-07, University of Amsterdam, 2010.

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