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Postmodernism, Interpretivism, and Formal Ontologies

Show simple item record Kroeze, Jan H 2012-04-10T14:27:50Z 2012-04-10T14:27:50Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES, INNOVATIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES IN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Chapter 3, p. 43, M. Mora, O. Gelman, A. Steenkamp and M.S. Raisinghani, eds., IGI Global en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4666-0179-6
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4666-0180-2
dc.description.abstract This chapter investigates the relationship between postmodernism, interpretivism, and formal ontologies, which are widely used in Information Systems (IS). Interpretivism has many postmodernist traits. It acknowledges that the world is diverse and that knowledge is contextual, ever-changing, and emergent. The acceptance of the idea of more than one reality and multiple understandings is part and parcel of postmodernism. Interpretivism is, therefore, characterized as a postmodern research philosophy. To demonstrate this philosophical premise more concretely, the creation of the logical structure of formal ontologies is sketched as an example of typical interpretivist and postmodernist activity in IS. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IGI Global en
dc.subject Postmodernism en
dc.subject Interpretivism en
dc.subject Formal Ontologies en
dc.subject Information Systems en
dc.title Postmodernism, Interpretivism, and Formal Ontologies en
dc.type Book chapter en

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