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By Charles B. Osburn

ISBN-10: 1442228792

ISBN-13: 9781442228795

The Western Devaluation of data is an exploration of the explanations and results of Western cultural alterations that experience advanced in past times part millennium of industrialization to decrease the worth of information as technique. Western tradition has constructed a conceptualization and valuation of information that reverses the normal wisdom continuum that connects info (information) to knowing. hence, we displace the subjective and human gains of data with computerized structures that conforms with info and devalues the data process.

This ebook explains this alteration due to the business affects that started to achieve power within the 15th century and persisted on that direction via today’s monetary and cultural globalization. the writer exhibits that technology and know-how, whereas bringing strong on many fronts have also:

  • Weakened or changed conventional assets of cultural authority,
  • Advanced a materialistic outlook;
  • Hastened the huge unfold of capitalist values, rules, and strategies;
  • Fostered a pervasive dependence on technological innovation; and
  • Nurtured an severe rationality.


Osburn indicates that whereas anyone of the above cultural at the moment might were adequate to reason deep and generalized switch, their confluence used to be the determining notion for a unique epistemology, one who has altered the widely accredited which means and valuation of knowledge.

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