Foundations for science of information: Reflection on the method of inquiry

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The paper considers necessary conditions for establishing information science as a scientific autonomous discipline. The lack of a commonly accepted definition of information is not as threatening as it may seem, as each study within the discipline may choose an own definition, as well as an own philosophical framework, when there are some alternatives to choose between. More important is the development of a common methodology of inquiry and some range of standard questions regarding the concept of information. Also, it is important to develop some standards of inquiry, which would make information scientific studies accessible to philosophical analysis and reflection. In turn, contributions of information science to the resolution of problems identified within philosophy will give the best measure of maturity for information science as a discipline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-384
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Definition of information
  • Methodology of information science
  • Philosophy of information science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Computer Science Applications


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