Liberman, Kenneth and Fele, Giolo and D'Andrea, Vincenzo and Campagnolo, Gian Marco and Curzi, Ylenia and Viscusi, Gianluigi (2009) Phenomenology and the Social Study of Information Systems: Conversations with Kenneth Liberman. Quaderni del Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca sociale; 46; 46 . Trento: Università degli Studi di Trento. ISBN 1828 - 955 X
Liberman invites us to explore the depths of our ordinary social world, the primitive place of our experience. As an anthropologist who spent two years with some Australian Aboriginal tribes and three years in a Tibetan monastery, he encourages us to reflect on that world taken for granted that we call reality. Similarly, as philosopher, he sees the limits of reason and the difficulties we fall into when we overconceptualize our worldly relations, when we entrust entirely to what he calls "the formal analysis", when we don’t recognize the very carnal, practical and experiential character of social life. Starting from this basis, the paper offers grounds for reflection on the field of information systems.
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