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Constructive philosophy in information management

Pieter Wisse
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


Abstract
Apparently, there is a strong tendency to avoid personal responsibility. At least, that could explain why technology is habitually evoked as inescapably rational. Such propaganda hides facts. Information management all too often suffers from technology. Leadership is urgently required, with the individual person essentially responsible. From social principle, every person should 'lead' his own behavior as much as possible. The other essential factor for responsibility is the situation. Combined, subjective situationism points at the real need for critical philosophy. But then, criticism should be constructively aimed which means that it is actually synonymous with constructive philosophy. True to the necessary critical ingredient, though, this paper doesn’t prescribe specific behavioral constructs. It is hoped the reader will recognize constructive suggestions for practical improvements of information management for which he himself feels responsible.

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Reference:Wisse, P.E. (2003). "Constructive philosophy in information management," University of Amsterdam, Netherlands . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 3(22). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/3-22
Keywords:Information management, humanism, responsibility, liability, critical philosophy, constructive philosophy, subjective situationism.
Item Type:Article - Volume 3 Article 22 (2003)
Language:Dutch
Email: Pieter Wisse (pieter@wisse.cc)
Additional Information:Dutch title: Constructieve filosofie in informatiemanagement. Originally published in: PrimaVera, working paper # 2003-07, University of Amsterdam, 2003.

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