The Hegelian Inquiring Systems and Triangulation Tools for the Internet Information Slave

Fons Wijnhoven, Lucas Meertens, Natalie den Engelse

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This paper discusses informing, i.e. increasing people’s understanding of reality by providing representations of this reality. The Hegelian inquiry system is used to explain the nature of informing. Understanding the Hegelian inquiry system is essential for making informed decisions where the reality can be ambiguous and where sources of bias and manipulation have to be understood for increasing the level of free-informed choice. This inquiry system metaphorically identifies information masters and slaves, and we propose critical dialectic information triangulation (CDIT) tools for information slaves (i.e. non-experts) in dialect interactions with informative systems owned by supposed information masters. The paper concludes with suggestions for further research on informative triangulation tools for the internet and management information systems.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2010
Event9th Pre-ICIS Annual Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, HCI/MIS 2010 - St. Louis, United States
Duration: 12 Dec 201012 Dec 2010
Conference number: 9


Conference9th Pre-ICIS Annual Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, HCI/MIS 2010
Abbreviated titleHCI/MIS
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Internet address


  • IR-75910
  • METIS-269909
  • Internet
  • Information Trust
  • Information Services
  • Churchman
  • Hegelian inquiring system
  • Rationality

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