Philosophy and library science may seem an unlikely combination, but they are closely connected disciplines. In this casual and accessible conversation Mike and Lindsay explore the philosophical themes underlying three important concepts in classification and indexing: Ontology and epistemology, equivalence, and warrant.
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Host: Michael Tepper
Guest: Lindsay Hachey
Editor: Shana Foldes
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Ontology and Epistemology
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