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Methodology of Information Science
Published: 04 July 2010 by MDPI in The 4th International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science session FIS 2010
Abstract: In this paper, the authors introduce separately the "Reduction" methodology, which is mainly applied in the traditional Material Science, and the "Emergence" methodology, which is mainly applied in the Information Science. With analyzing the application scope of "Reductionism" and its restriction, we discuss how "Emergencism" is apt to improving the development of information science, and suggest a conversion from reductionism based on paradigm of material science into emergencism based on paradigm of information science.
Keywords: Information Science; Material Science; Methodology; Reductionism; Emergencism