Philosophy and Librarianship: Crocs and Plover Bird

David Weinberg’s Everything is Miscellaneous

The relationship between Philosophy and Library Studies is like that of the crocodile and Plover bird.
No, Hegel did not use catalogue cards as a toothbrush. And no, though Librarians’ sharp minds, wit, and pencils may rival reptilian teeth, the relationship has little to do with the dental care of bibliophiles.
Weinberg’s book reveals the symbiotic relationship between Dewey and Descartes. The librarian’s job of sorting information and spreading knowledge and Dame Philosophia’s systematic approach to fundamental questions makes for a perhaps unexpected but inevitable symbiotic relationship.


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