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Information systems to support choice: a philosophical and phenomenological exploration

By John Hassall

Abstract

The paper examines the role of decision support, or “choice making” systems and models based upon three groupings of ideas (or frameworks). Firstly, the philosophy of choice is examined with reference to the viewpoints of classicism, modernism and post-modernism as they relate to the way in which preferences are determined and valorised. Secondly, this tripartite framework is examined with reference to the philosophical works of Soren Kierkegaard who is sometimes regarded as the first existentialist philosopher. Third, some parallels are drawn between the models and frameworks thus far described and the psychotherapeutic model developed (initially) by Eric Berne, known as Transactional Analysis. Finally, a review and synthesis of some of the ideas introduced is attempted

Topics: Information systems, Choice, Modernism, Postmodernism, Classicism
Publisher: University of Wolverhampton
Year: 1998
OAI identifier: oai:wlv.openrepository.com:2436/11372
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