Goguen, Joseph. 1997. "A Social, Ethical Theory of Information." In Geoffrey C. Bowker, Les Gasser, Susan Leigh Star and William Turner (eds.). Social Science,
Technical Systems and Cooperative Work. Princeton, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates.
What is the proper notion of a whole? Uh-oh.
Realizing I have an instinctive sneer to all holism-talk. Picked that up at MIT of course. Yet I find myself attracted to it, eg here or with Christopher Alexander. Probably deserves a page of its own.
Distinction and Stability
Definitions are distinctions, so defining them is problematic
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Seems like someone whose work I should know better; his name keeps popping up in interesting contexts. Joseph Goguen - Wikipedia
Cited and acknowleged in Phil Agre's Towards a Critical Technical Practice
Burstall, R. & Goguen, J. (1997) Putting Theories Together to Make Specifications. Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 1045-1058 (cited by Shrager in Biodeducta paper)