Epilogue

  • Jacques Berleur
  • Andrew Clement
  • Richard Sizer
  • Diane Whitehouse

Abstract

IN Thus Spake Zarathustra* Nietzsche refers to researchers and scientists as vain, little creatures, unable to cross the threshold of their limited specialisms. He likens some of their statements to the mere croaking of frogs. Whilst Nietzche appreciated a number of scientific values (a freedom of spirit, potential openmindedness, and the pursuit of new questions and paradigms), it was nevertheless his opinion that modern science is suffering from a number of weaknesses. Science is partially contributing to the malady of the modern world. Science may, for example, forge the impression of entering another world; scientists may suffer from limited vision and single-mindedness; they may even adopt the role of a modern priesthood (which may reflect an absence of faith in contemporary society); and lastly, without culture, science can be totally barbaric.

Keywords

Information Technology Information Society Contemporary Society Evolve Landscape Limited Vision 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Berleur
    • 1
  • Andrew Clement
    • 2
  • Richard Sizer
    • 3
  • Diane Whitehouse
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut d’InformatiqueFacultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la PaixNamurBelgium
  2. 2.Faculty of Library and Information ScienceUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.British Computer SocietyLondonUK
  4. 4.London Business SchoolLondonUK

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