n Mousaion - Inligting : 'n kritiese herevaluering met besondere verwysing na toepassing op inligtingsetiek




This article focuses on the reconceptualisation of information with special reference to its application on information ethics. It takes as starting point a diachronic approach to information and presents a working definition of information. An own model of information is presented, with its point of departure Popper's view on the world. It is based on three distinctive characteristics of information, namely reality as primary carrier of information, the human being as giver of meaning to information and information as objectified presentation of reality. The main implications for information ethics, based on these characteristics, are indicated.


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