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A Phenomenological Imperative for Information Literacy

  • John M. BuddEmail author
  • Anna Suorsa
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 989)

Abstract

When the American Library Association developed and approved the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, librarians at many institutions began to attempt implementation. The Framework marked a conceptual and practical break from the past of information literacy standards, so substantial re-tooling become necessary. The present paper applies phenomenology to some specific concepts of the Framework to assist with interpreting ideas and implementing those ideas into practice. The phenomenological analysis actually forms a critique (not criticism) of three of the concepts in particular and uses the work of Edmund Husserl and Maurice Merleau-Ponty as foundations to facilitate information literacy work.

Keywords

Phenomenology Truth Rationality Husserl Edmund Merleau-Ponty Michel 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MissouriMissouriUSA
  2. 2.University of OuluOuluFinland

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