The Epistemological Implications of the Information Revolution: From Representation to Information Processing

By Stanislas Bigirimana.

Published by Journal of Technologies in Knowledge Sharing

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Normative epistemology defines knowledge as true-justified-belief i.e. accurate representation of reality into true propositions. However, right at the level of predication, knowing is paradigmatic which implies that knowing is not just representing the world "as it is" but enriching data with value and meaning for the purpose of decision-making and problem-solving. This process leads to an accumulation of insights be they emotional, intellectual, ethical or practical. This approach leads to a dynamic and integrative epistemology based on information processing as a paradigm and suggests an approach to knowledge that leads to wisdom rather than certainty.

Keywords: Information Society, Dynamic and Integrative Epistemology, Wisdom

Journal of Technologies in Knowledge Sharing, Volume 10, Issue 2, January 2015, pp.1-9. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: October 10, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 164.271KB)).

Dr. Stanislas Bigirimana

Lecturer, Faculty of Management and Administration, Africa University, Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe