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Study Findings from National Research Council Broaden Understanding of Information Technology

February 4, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- New research on Information Technology is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Rome, Italy, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "This article takes a look at how images have been used through history as metaphors or models to illustrate (philosophical) ways of thinking with a special focus on figures of the tree and the net. It goes on to look at how classificatory thought depends on the epistemological framework in which it originates."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from National Research Council, "Also examined is the Western model of classification and how it has favoured the logic of the tree, whose limitations are becoming increasingly apparent. The image of the net is then used to portray (as a pluriverse) the cognitive space of human knowledge, and a culturally-biased view of classification is upheld."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Finally, some arguments are put forward to reformulate this view on the basis of an approach that combines epistemic and conceptual pluralism with a weak realism."

For more information on this research see: Images of Thought and Their Relation to Classification: The Tree and the Net. Knowledge Organization, 2013;40(6):366-374. Knowledge Organization can be contacted at: Ergon-Verlag, Grombuhlstr 7, 97080 Wurzburg, Germany.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting F. Mazzocchi, CNR, Ist Complex Syst, I-00015 Rome, Italy.

Keywords for this news article include: Rome, Italy, Europe, Information Technology

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