According to H. SIMON, any person perceives these aspects of a situation specifically related to his/her own activity and goals (1958).
Such selectivity is necesary in order to avoid drowning oneself in the excessive flow of available information and succumb to overload (as could become a result of Internet overflow, for instance).
However, it may lead to a selective blindness or deafness which produce partial or total loss of understanding of the general reference frame. Moreover, in K. BOULDING's words:
"The spread of specialized deafness means that someone who ought to know something that someone else knows isn't able to find it out for lack of generalized ears" (1956).
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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