- Karl Popperの“客観的知識”概念とその情報学に対する意義
- Karl Popper's Concept of “Objective Knowledg” and Its Implications to Information Science
- No.24, p.1-10
The implications of the concept “objective knowledg” proposed by Karl Popper to information science is discussed. This concept has no relation to objective truth, the ordinary meaning for the term of objective knowledge. Popper's “objective knowledg” is one that has objective reality itself.
B. C. Brookes insists that “objective knowledg” is the primary subject for information science, and many information scientists, including S. D. Neill, agree with him. On the other hand, D. Rudd criticizes it for the reason that the theory of “objective knowledg” neglects sociological and psychological aspects of knowledge, that is, “subjective knowledg” in Popper's schema. According to Neill, however, it is possible to investigate “objective knowledg” and “subjective knowledg” at the same time.
The conclusion is that in spite of the significance of the criticism made by Rudd, it is useful to evolve the theory of “objective knowledg” in information science. Finally, it is suggested that the theory may contribute to the establishment of information-centered cosmology.