Reading Group August 10th 2006
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
If you’re around at lunch time on Thursday 10th August, bring a sandwich or a soup and come along to discuss the next proposed reading:
Introna, L.D. and Ilharco F.M. (2004) "Phenomenology, Screens, and the World: A Journey with Husserl and Heidegger into Phenomenology" in Mingers, J. and Willcocks L. (Eds) Social Theory and Philosophy for Information Systems, Wiley, Chichester, pp 56-102.
"Phenomenology, as a philosophical underpinning as well as a method of investigation, is currently used in a wide range of fields such as anthropology, sociology, history, management, design, media, psychology, psychiatry, biology, mathematics, philosophy, education and so forth. It has also been used in information systems research. Although this chapter is written within this tradition of research, it will endeavour to do something more unusual. It will attempt to provide a coherent, straightforward account of phenomenology, apply it to the analysis of the phenomenon of ‘screen’, provide a critical assessment of it, and point to some existing work available to those who may want to take up the possibilities it offers. We hope the chapter will serve as a platform from which those interested can approach the literature of the phenomenology movement." (excerpted from the reading).