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(2016) Information cultures in the digital age, Dordrecht, Springer.

Reflections on Rafael Capurro's thoughts in education and research of information science in Brazil

Lena Vania Pinheiro

pp. 413-425

This paper is an introduction to Rafael Capurro's thought and theory with specific reference to the relationship between information, paradigms, ethics and angeletics. The theoretical orientation of hermeneutics and the influence of various epistemological paradigms of information science—physical, cognitive, and social will be discussed as will be a range of arguments and questions associated with information theory and a generalisable theory of messages. The impact of Capurro's work on ethical issues in different cultures, especially intercultural ethics of information, as well as his influence on post-graduate programs and research work in Brazil, and his significant contribution to the philosophical study of information science, will be discussed. This chapter will highlight the presence of Capurro's ideas in citations in research displayed at the Brazilian National Meetings of Research in Information Science - ENANCIB (Encontro Nacional De Pesquisa em Ciência da Informação), specifically the GT-1 Working Group which has focused on historical and epistemological studies in information science and its main issues and approaches.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-14681-8_25

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(2016)., Reflections on Rafael Capurro's thoughts in education and research of information science in Brazil, in M. Kelly & J. Bielby (eds.), Information cultures in the digital age, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 413-425.

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