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dc.contributor.authorWernick, P.
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-04T10:55:16Z
dc.date.available2007-10-04T10:55:16Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citationWernick , P 1998 , ' Feyerabend and information systems development: against methods ' , The Systemist , vol. 20 , pp. 256-259 .
dc.identifier.issn0961-8309
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 90931
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 61de9389-5e7b-4b28-ad41-09cade19918e
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/845
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/845
dc.description.abstractThis paper outlines a critique, based on Feyerabend’s view of science, of the current state of development and use of information systems. We suggest that, as Feyerabend claims for science, the development of information systems needs at times to be pragmatic, with a practice unbounded both by fixed, predetermined methods, tools and languages, and by the rational, logical approach and world-view which tend to underlie them. We also suggest that the use of computer-based information systems may inhibit progress in the social systems in which they are embedded by, with their rigidity, preventing necessary illogical and anarchistic behaviour by their users.en
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.titleFeyerabend and information systems development: against methodsen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Computer Science
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dcterms.dateAccepted1998
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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