The object of library science - the library itself - is a complex entity. Therefore it is possible and even advisable to take a deeper insight into the library field from different points of view, including philosophical perspective. Interdisciplinary research makes use of general and abstract terms. However, it often happens that the term 'library philosophy' is used either ambiguously or carelessly. Attempts to introduce complex philosophical terminology into library science seem often pretentious. Nevertheless, examples of use of this term are often to be found in library science literature. This seems to be a positive phenomenon as each new metatheory may lead to new paradigms and new research areas.
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