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Kunskap och handling: En studie av klassifikationens problematik
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this master's thesis classification is put into the bigger context of other human capacities of knowledge and action such as perception, language and categorization. By studying and analyzing recent research on categorization in psychology, anthropology and cognitive science and interpreting it through the philosophy of Henri Bergson the thesis  demonstrates how knowledge and action are two sides of the same coin and how this insight is a must for a proper understanding of classification. The analysis focuses primarily on the family resemblance categorization theory of Eleanor Rosch, the ethnobiological universal classication theory of Brent Berlin and Scott Atran, the presentation of evolutionary cognitive science by Peter Gärdenfors and the philosophical discussion on classification by Rebecca Bryant. The thesis removes classification from its assumed Aristotelian origin and connects it with psychological categorization and by extension all human (and nonhuman) acts of differentiation. This is a two years master’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 74 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 680
Keyword [en]
Classification, Categorization (Psychology), Philosophy, Anthropology
Keyword [sv]
Klassifikation, kognitiv antropologi, bergsonism, kognitiv psykologi, filosofi, biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
National Category
Philosophy Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-276837Local ID: 680OAI: diva2:903524
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Available from: 2016-02-17 Created: 2016-02-16 Last updated: 2016-02-17Bibliographically approved

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