Because of my background I have had many innovative ideas of many kinds across several fields (philosophy, sustainability, digital/information systems, human factors, human-computer information, expert systems, system development, and theology, and interdisciplinarity). The gifts of Asperger Syndrome and different perspective are, however, also something of a disability when it comes to putting ideas together, expressing them and linking them with extant thought, because there is no ready-made place for them within the extant discourses. In order to ensure as many of the ideas as possible are made available publicly, my publishing strategy has been to publish one or two good papers in each area then move on. Some of the ideas have yet to be published (see Work in Progress).
* marks a significant contribution, along with explanation.
Significance: A monograph that explores the foundations of research across all fields in a way that is useful in practice, using Dooyeweerd's philosophy. It reflects on both research in general and my own experience in research over 50 years, 25 of which made explicit use of Dooyeweerd's philosophy and 25 of which are retrospectively reflected upon (which included 12 years in industry and the professions). The aim of this book is to present Dooyeweerd's philosophy as a good foundation for research. As such, it contains a full account of his philosophy that should be readable by non-philosophers, together with a compendium of actual experience of using Dooyeweerd in nearly every stage of research. Its importance and uniqueness includes:
- It addresses all fields of research, in ways relevant to mathematics, physics, the natural sciences, psychological and cognitive sciences, design sciences, social sciences, societal studies and the humanities.
- It introduces the little-known philosopher, Dooyeweerd, to research communities in all these fields, opening up many facets of his philosophy in their relevance to research.
- It combines philosophical with practical, exposing the foundational issues that undergird research in all fields, often unnoticed and tacitly, thus encouraging and even defining good research in most fields. Parts I and III are practical, parts I and II are more philosophical.
See "http://dooy.info/bk/adventures/" for summary of whole book and of each section, with contents and index.
* Basden A. 2017/2018. Foundations of Information Systems: Research and Practice. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-79701-7 (hbk), 978-1-138-75748-3 (ebk)
Significance: A monograph that brings together five major areas of concern in the field of digital or information systems, so they may be considered together. To do this it employs Dooyeweerd's philosophy. Taking the initial ideas in Basden (2008), it sets them in the context of extant ideas - over 50 extant discourses are discussed, showing how Dooyeweerd might help resolve their more challenging problems. The approach has been to listen to the discourses, affirm their core meaningfulness, critique their presuppositions and enrich them. It is found that Dooyeweerd's philosophy has different resonances in the five areas, but that his idea of aspects pervades and enriches all. At the end are collected together over 100 specific research projects that may be carried out in the field of information systems - which may be found within The Dooyeweerd Pages. Its uniqueness and importance is as follows:
- It addresses five major areas of the information systems field, which are seldom discussed together, offering an philosophically sound basis for their integration.
- The nature of information and technology (ICT: information and communications technology); the artificial intelligence question;
- Use of ICT: technology, meaningful content and benefits in life;
- ICT features that annoy or help us;
- ICT and society - a two-way effect, and its role and progress;
- ICT development, including software engineering and applications development.
- Foundations of Information Systems: Research and Practice is an intensive, self-critical exploration of the application of philosophy rather than just a philosophical discussion.
- The book thus bridges the supposed divide between philosophy and practice, offering 100 suggestions for research projects.
- It engages with 50 extant discourses in five areas that are often kept separated.
- Its approach is not adversarial, but rather to listen to the discourses, affirm their core meaningfulness, critique their presuppositions and enrich them.
- Philosophically, it gives emphasis to meaningfulness and normativity rather than just structures or processes, because it takes as its starting-point the diversity and coherence of meaningfulness encountered in everyday life and practice.
- It presents Dooyeweerd's philosophy as useful to understanding issues and challenges in the information systems field, introducing Dooyeweerd in sufficient depth to allow comprehensive understanding by researchers and practitioners in the field.
Basden, A, Eriksson D, Strijbos, A. (2009). The Problem of System Improvement: Proceedings of the 13th and 14th Annual Working Conference of the CPTS. Maarssen, Netherlands. ISBN: 978-90-807718-6-4.
* Basden A. 2008. Philosophical Frameworks for Understanding Information Systems. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global (IDEA Group Inc.). ISBN: 978-1-59904-036-3 (hbk), 978-1-59904-038-3 (ebk).
Significance: This monograph contains a significant amount of original thought about information systems (IS), though perhaps in its initial form. It argues for a lifeworld-oriented approach to understanding IS. It argues for a need to understand the 'whole story' that is IS, of which five main areas of research and practice are delineated. It introduces the philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd as uniquely able to address all the areas; may be seen as a referencable introduction to Dooyeweerd. It systematically formulates frameworks for understanding each of the five main areas:
- To understand everyday usage of computers and ICT (chapter 4);
- To throw new light on the nature of computers and information, and suggests new ways to approach the artificial intelligence question (chapter 5);
- To understand the whole of information systems development (chapter 6);
- To propose how computer science algorithms and computer languages and protocols can address the diversity of the world (chapter 7);
- To understand the interaction between information technology and society with an emphasis on responsibility (chapter 8).
In doing so, it reinterprets the areas and generates both new insights and new practical tools for research and practice. Some of the ideas in this book are developed further and linked to extant discourses in Foundations of Information Systems: Research and Practice
* Strijbos S, Basden A, (eds). 2006. In Search of an Integrative Vision of Technology: Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Systems. Kluwer/Springer, Contemporary Systems Thinking Series. ISBN: 987-0387-321509 (hbk), 987-0387-321622 (ebk)
Significance: Brings together papers on information technology, methodology, use, ethics and strategic direction into a coherent 'integrative vision'. The papers are selected from those generated because of the annual conferences of the Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Social Systems, which have been published in refereed academic journals.
Basden, A, Mirijamdotter A, Strijbos S, eds. (2006). Integrating Visions of Technology: Proceedings of the 12th Annual Working Conference of the CPTS. Maarssen, Netherlands. ISBN-10: 90-807718-5-6, ISBN-13: 978-90807718-5-7.
Basden, A, Adam A, Robinson B, Richardson H (Eds.) (2004) Critical Reflections on Research in Information Systems, Proceedings of the 2004 Conference. University of Salford, UK.
* Basden A, Watson I D, Brandon P S, (1995), Client-Centred: An Approach to Knowledge Based Systems. CLRC: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, U.K. ISBN 0 9023 7635 7.
Significance: This is the full explanation and manual for the Client Centred Approach and Methodology as devised by the EDESIRL project. It contains both practice (part I) and theory (part 2).
Watson I D, Brandon P S, Basden A, (1994), The Client-Centred Approach: developing expert systems for the construction industry. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London.
Brandon PS, Hibberd P, Basden A, Kirkham JA, Tetlow S, (1992), Intelligent authoring of construction contracts The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London.
Brandon P S, Basden A, Hamilton I, Stockley J (1988) Application of Expert Systems to Quantity Surveying. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London. ISBN 0 85406 334 X.
A book with two purposes: to explain the new technology to surveyors, and to act as the report on the RICS/Alvey ELSIE project.
Significance: Critically evaluates several discourses in systems thinking that are usually isolated from each other, to suggest an holistic approach. Uses Dooyeweerd's philosophy to address the challenges found within, or offered by, each. Shows the evaluating and integrative power of Dooyeweerd's philosophy.
* Kane S, Basden A. 2018. Multi-aspectual Interview Technique (MAIT): An alternative approach towards interviewing students in higher and further education. Pp. 108-126 in C Boshuijzen-vanBurken and D Haftor (eds.) Reason, Faith and Practice in our Common Home: Festschrift for Dr. Sytse Strijbos. Rozenberg, Amsterdam.
Significance: A superbly sensitive way of interviewing people to help interviewees express things they would usually avoid because they might feel they are trivial or embarrassing. Some interviewees are used to conceptual thinking, others are not; MAIT covers both.
* Basden A. 2017. Suggestions for future sustainability: philosophical and practical. PP.319-343 in P. Brandon, P. Lombardi, G. Shen (Eds.) Future Challenges for Sustainable Development within the Built Environment, Wiley.
Significances: This chapter concludes a diverse book with two suggestions. (a) Dooyeweerd's philosophy can help us understand the diversity and yet coherence of the field. (b) Those concerned with sustainability and environmental responsibility should take religious belief and commitment seriously, not just in general terms, but should examine and capitalise on the specific beliefs of each 'pistic system'.
Basden, A., Brooke, C., Russell, R., Holt, P.S. (2012). Religious Roots of Information Technology. pp. 117-136 in From Technology Transfer to Intercultural Development, ed. J. van der Stoep & S. Strijbos. Rozenberg Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands (ISBN 978 90 361 029 0), and AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, Bloemfontein, South Africa (ISBN 978 1 9202383 28 2).
Goede, R., Basden, A., Ingram, R. (2011). Disclosing disclosive systems thinking: Towards a methodology. pp. 29-40 in From Technology Transfer to Intercultural Development, ed. J. van der Stoep & S. Strijbos. Rozenberg Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands (ISBN 978 90 361 029 0), and AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, Bloemfontein, South Africa (ISBN 978 1 9202383 28 2).
* Basden, A. (2010) Towards lifeworld-orientated information systems development. pp.41-65 in Reframing Humans in Information Systems Development, Ed. H. Isomaki & S. Pekkola. Springer.
Significance: Introduces the notion of lifeworld into information systems development, and briefly shows how Dooyeweerd's makes it practical.
* Basden A., Kutar, M. (2010). Diversity in cognitive models. Pp. 465-482 in S. Nefti, J.O. Gray (eds.) Advances in Cognitive Systems. London, U.K.: The Institution of Engineering and Technology. (Contribution to chapter: 80%)
Significance: Demonstrates how Dooyeweerd's aspects can be used to situate and integrate a disparate collection of ideas.
Kutar, M., Basden A. (2010). Towards a cognitive model of interaction with notations. pp. 415-33 in Advances in Cognitive Systems. London, U.K.: The Institution of Engineering and Technology. (Contribution to chapter: 20%)
Basden A. (2009) "Practically Critical: Making the Critical Approach More Useful". pp. 41-68 in Critical Perspectives on Information Systems, Ed. C. Brooke. Elsevier.
* Basden A (2006) "Aspects of knowledge representation", pp. 19-38 in Strijbos S, Basden A (eds.) In Search of an Integrative Vision of Technology: Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Systems. Kluwer/Springer.
Significance: Proposes that knowledge representation languages and formalisms might benefit from Dooyeweerd's philosophical aspects.
Basden A (2006) "An Aspectual Understanding of the Human Use of Information Technology", pp.185-200 in Strijbos S, Basden A (eds.) In Search of an Integrative Vision of Technology: Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Systems. Kluwer/Springer.
Strijbos S, Basden A (2006) "In search of an integrative vision of technology", pp. 1-16 in Strijbos S, Basden A (eds.) In Search of an Integrative Vision of Technology: Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Systems. Kluwer/Sprinter.
* Winfield M, Basden A (2006), "Elicitation of highly interdisciplinary knowledge", pp. 63-78 in Strijbos S, Basden A (eds.) In Search of an Integrative Vision of Technology: Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Systems. Kluwer/Springer.
Significance: Explains MAKE: Multi-aspectual Knowledge Elicitation, an aspectual analysis method that discloses diverse tacit knowledge.
Ball E, Chadwick DW, Basden A (2003) "The implementation of a system for evaluating trust in a PKI environment" pp.263-79 in Petrovic O, Ksela M, Fallebblock M, Kittl C (eds.) Trust in the Network Economy Wien: Springer-Verlag. (Invited chapter).
Basden A (2000), "On the Multi-Aspectual Nature of Information Systems" pp.49-60 in Heimonen J-M, Ruohonen M, eds.) Pertti Järvinen - 60 Years Work for Science, Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland, ISBN 951-44-4794-8 ISSN 1457-2060. (Invited chapter)
* Basden A (2000), "Guidelines for a Proximal User Interface", pp.339-356 in Vanderdonckt J, Faraenc C (eds.) Tools for Working with Guidelines Springer, ISBN 1-85233-355-3. (Invited chapter.)
Significance: Uses the notion of Proximal User Interface, based on Polanyi's ideas, as practical guidelines.
Moss, A, Petch, JR, Heptinstall, A, Cole K, Li, CS, Kitmitto, K, Islam, MN, Yip, YJ and Basden A., (1998), "The KINDS Project: providing effective tools for spatial data accessibility and usability over WWW", pp.69 - 77 in Carver S (ed) Innovations in GIS 5 ISBN: 0-7484-0810-X, Taylor and Francis: London.
Watson I, Basden A, Brandon PS, (1993), "Maintenance in the Evolutionary Development of Expert Systems", (I cannot now trace in which book this was a chapter).
Watson ID, Brandon PS, Basden A, (1991), "EMMY: An Expert System for predicting maintenance for housing associations", in Bezelga A, Brandon PS (eds.) Management, Quality and Economics in Building, E&FN Spon, London, pp.1603-1611.
Basden A (1989) "On the use of Expert Systems to handle corrosion knowledge", in Jovanovic A S, Kussmaul K F, Lucia A C, Bonissone P P (eds.) Expert Systems in Structural Safety Assessment, Lecture Notes in Engineering, No 53, Springer-Verlag. (Invited paper.)
1979: Chapters in Evaluating Primary Care by E. M. Clark and J. A. Forbes (1979), Croom Helm. (I cannot now trace which these are, but they explained the medical information system and how data errors were overcome.)
The following papers are included under 'Book Chapters' because, though the volumes include in their title 'Proceedings of ...', the papers are improved versions that have undergone a review and editing process subsequent to the conferences.
Basden A. 2020. A practical philosophy for all fields of research. Pages 18-27 in Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies: A Virtual Conference hosted University of Aveiro Portugal 18-19 June 2020, Edited by Dr. Manuel Au-Yong-Oliveira, Professor Carlos Costa. ACPI.
Basden A. 2012. Aspectual analysis. pp. 1-14 in L.N. Lindile, D.M. Haftor, S. Strijbos (eds.) The Role of Education in Economy and Society: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Working Conference of the IIDE, Maarssen, Netherlands, 16-20 April 2012.
Joneidy S., Basden A. 2012. An exploration of the paradigms of information systems use. pp. 15-32 in L.N. Lindile, D.M. Haftor, S. Strijbos (eds.) The Role of Education in Economy and Society: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Working Conference of the IIDE, Maarssen, Netherlands, 16-20 April 2012.
Khojah G.M., Basden A. 2012. Towards a 'down-to-earth' assessment of transition from paper to electronic medical records. pp. 33-44 in L.N. Lindile, D.M. Haftor, S. Strijbos (eds.) The Role of Education in Economy and Society: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Working Conference of the IIDE, Maarssen, Netherlands, 16-20 April 2012.
* Basden A. (2010) How Dooyeweerd Can Engage With Extant Thought: Expanding Kleinian Principles in Information Systems Use Today. pp. 126-152 in Goede R, Grobler L, Haftor DE (eds.) Interdisciplinary Research for Practices of Social Change. Proc. 16th Annual Working Conference of the Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Social Systems (CPTS), 13-16 April 2010, Maarssen, Netherlands. CPTS, Maarssen; BZ Repro, Haaksbergen, Netherlands. ISBN/EAN: 978-90-807718-8-8
Significance: This paper shows how Dooyeweerd's philosophy need not be antithetical to extant thinking, but critically affirm and enrich it; it also shows how this might be accomplished.
Krishnan-Harihara, S. & Basden, A. (2010). Is idolatry a suitable tool to test e-government? pp. 107-125 in Goede R, Grobler L, Haftor DE (eds.) Interdisciplinary Research for Practices of Social Change. Proc. 16th Annual Working Conference of the Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Social Systems (CPTS), 13-16 April 2010, Maarssen, Netherlands. CPTS, Maarssen; BZ Repro, Haaksbergen, Netherlands. ISBN/EAN: 978-90-807718-8-8.
Ahmad H, Basden A (2009). A Study of Achieving High-Quality Non-Discretionary Use of Information System in the Organisation. Proc. CPTS 2009. 21-14 April 2009, Maarssen, Netherlands.
Krishnan-Harihara, S., Basden, A. (2009) Understanding failures in e-government: Idolatry as a lens. in Basden, A, Eriksson D, Strijbos, A. (eds.) The Problem of System Improvement: Proceedings of the 13th and 14th Annual Working Conference of the CPTS. Maarssen, Netherlands. ISBN: 978-90-807718-6-4.
Basden A, Wood-Harper AT. 2004. "A philosophical enrichment of CATWOE" pp. 84-105 in de Vries, MJ, Bergvall-Kåreborn B, Strijbos S (eds.) Interdisciplinarity and the Integration of Knowledge; Proc. 10th Annual Working Conference of CPTS, 19-24 April 2004: CPTS'2004. Amersfoort Netherlands: Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Social Systems; ISBN 90-807718-3-X.
Jones GO, Basden A. 2004. "Using Dooyeweerd's philosophy to guide the process of stakeholder engagement in ISD" pp. 1-19 in de Vries, MJ, Bergvall-Kåreborn B, Strijbos S (eds.) Interdisciplinarity and the Integration of Knowledge; Proc. 10th Annual Working Conference of CPTS, 19-24 April 2004: CPTS'2004. Amersfoort Netherlands: Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Social Systems; ISBN 90-807718-3-X.
Kane SC, Basden A. 2004. "The mature student education of prospective information systems professionals" pp. 20-30 in de Vries, MJ, Bergvall-Kåreborn B, Strijbos S (eds.) Interdisciplinarity and the Integration of Knowledge; Proc. 10th Annual Working Conference of CPTS, 19-24 April 2004: CPTS'2004. Amersfoort Netherlands: Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Social Systems; ISBN 90-807718-3-X.
Jones G.O., Basden A. (2003) "Using Dooyeweerd's philosophy to guide KBS development" pp.45-68 in Nijhoff R, Strijbos S, Bergvall-Kåreborn B, Mirijamdotter A Towards a New Interdisciplinarity; Proc. CPTS Working Conference, 2003, Amersfoort Netherlands: Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Social Systems; ISBN 90-807718-2-1.
Mirijamdotter A, Bergvall-Kåreborn B, Basden A (2003), Reflections on CATWOE, a Soft Systems Methodology Technique for Systems Design, pp.1-12 in Nijhoff R, Strijbos S, Bergvall-Kåreborn B, Mirijamdotter A Towards a New Interdisciplinarity; Proc. CPTS Working Conference, 2003, Amersfoort Netherlands: Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Social Systems; ISBN 90-807718-2-1.
Strijbos S, Basden A (2003) "In search of an integrative vision of technology, part 1: a book proposal", pp.103-12 in Nijhoff R, Strijbos S, Bergvall-Kåreborn B, Mirijamdotter A Towards a New Interdisciplinarity; Proc. CPTS Working Conference, 2003, Amersfoort Netherlands: Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Social Systems; ISBN 90-807718-2-1.
Strijbos S, Basden A (2003) "In search of an integrative vision of technology, part 2: an introductory chapter", pp.113-132 in Nijhoff R, Strijbos S, Bergvall-Kåreborn B, Mirijamdotter A Towards a New Interdisciplinarity; Proc. CPTS Working Conference, 2003, Amersfoort Netherlands: Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Social Systems; ISBN 90-807718-2-1.
Basden A, Jones GO (2002) "Multi-Aspectual Knowledge Elicitation - a critique" pp.31-41 in Bijkerk JD, van der Stoep J, Strijbos S, Proc. CPTS, On the Connections Between Philosophy, Technology and Systems Sciences, Proc. 8th Annual Working Conference April 2002, Maarssen, Netherlands, ISBN 90-807718-1-3.
Basden A (2002) "Christian philosophy and information systems" pp.7-30 in Bijkerk JD, van der Stoep J, Strijbos S, Proc. CPTS, On the Connections Between Philosophy, Technology and Systems Sciences, Proc. 8th Annual Working Conference April 2002, Maarssen, Netherlands, ISBN 90-807718-1-3.
* Basden A. 2021. Understanding the relationship between fields of research. The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 19(1), 27-41.
Significance: Seldom does anyone provide an overview of the whole range of fields of research; this paper does - from mathematics, natural sciences, cognitive sciences, social sciences, societal sciences and humanities. It uses Dooyeweerd's aspects to help to characterize what is meaningful in each field, and Dooyeweerd's idea of inherent inter-aspect relationships to understand possible relationships among fields.
* Basden A, Joneidy S. 2019. Dooyeweerd's understanding of meaning (1) Some implications. Philosophia Reformata, 84(2), 1-28.
* Basden A. 2019. Dooyeweerd's understanding of meaning (1) Some main themes. Philosophia Reformata, 84(1), 102-29.
Significance: These two papers on Dooyeweerd's understanding of meaning seek to make sense of how Dooyeweerd understood meaning and especially meaningfulness - a concept that occurs over 3000 times in his magnum opus, but which he never systematically expounds. The aim of the papers is to (a) offer systematic understanding of Dooyeweerd's understanding, (b) stimulate discussion of this in philosophical circles, (c) stimulate application of this in scientific fields. The first paper draws together various themes in a systematic picture and challenges philosophical thinkers to debate. The second paper discusses implications for practice and research of each theme, with reference to various fields. By way of example of using all themes together, the second paper discusses how ambiguities in Kuhn's notion of paradigm may be resolved. Both papers may be read separately.Joneidy S, Basden A. 2018. Exploring diversity in a field: An application of Dooyeweerd's philosophy. Philosophia Reformata, 83(2), 102-29.
Verkerk MJ, Ribeiro PF, Basden A, Hoogland J. 2018. An explorative philosophical study of envisaging the electrical energy infrastructure of the future. Philosophia Reformata, 83, 1-21.
Gunton RM, vanAsperen E, Basden A, Bookless D, Araya Y, Hanson DR, Goddard MA, Otieno G, Jones GO. 2017. Beyond ecosystem services: valuing the invaluable. Trends in Ecology and Evolution April 2017, 32 (4), 249-257.
Significance: An important paper for ecology discourses, in which Dooyeweerd's aspects are used to separate out kinds of value of ecosystems. It overcomes some important problems in the notion of Ecosystem Services, especially to include value that is not directly linked to human utility.
Basden A. 2014. Understanding Artefacts related to Human Aspects: The Case of Information Technology and Systems. Koers - Bulletin for Christian Scholarship 79(3)
Significance: A case study of how Dooyeweerd's philosophy can generate new paradigms in six areas of scholarship and research in information systems and computer science. Of more general interest.
* Breems N, Basden A. 2014. Understanding of computers and procrastination: A philosophical approach. Computers in Human Behavior, 31(2014), 211-223.
Significance: Shows how the interests of distinct fields can be mapped visually and foundationally, to reveal why 'thorny' problems like computer procrastination are not being adequately addressed, and suggests a way of addressing them.
Basden A. 2011. A Presentation of Herman Dooyeweerd's Aspects of Temporal Reality. International Journal of Multi-aspectual Practice, 1(1), 1-28. Available at IJMAP.
Significance: This paper is probably the first to discuss systematically the meaning of each of Dooyeweerd's aspects in relation to the others,a nd especially from the perspective of everyday experience. It is intended to be an authoritative reference point for Dooyeweerdian based research by Dooyeweerdian scholars and researchers who wish to employ Dooyeweerd's aspects.
* Basden A. 2011. Enabling a Kleinian integration of interpretivist and critical-social IS research: The contribution of Dooyeweerd's philosophy. European Journal of Information Systems. 20, 477-489.
Significance: (a) For IS research practice: Provides a sound way of integrating interpretivist, critical and positivist approaches in IS research. (b) For IS research philosophy: Introduces Dooyeweerd's transcendental critique of theoretical thought to IS research. (c) For Dooyeweerdian scholarship: Probably the first paper to employ all three of Dooyeweerd's notions of ground-motives, of transcendental ground-ideas, and of aspects together to address a single major issue.
* Basden A. 2010. On Using Spheres of Meaning to Define and Dignify the IS Discipline. International Journal of Information Management, 30, 13-20. (For full paper see http://aisel.aisnet.org/ukais2009/10.)
Significance: Different way of discussing the identity of a discipline, based on meaning rather than methods or publications.
* Basden A, Klein HK. 2008. New Research Directions for Data and Knowledge Engineering: A Philosophy of Language Approach. Data & Knowledge Engineering, 67(2), p.260-285.
Significance: (a) Urges data and knowledge engineering to recognise supra-semantic meaning (b) Discusses contribution of Dooyeweerd's radical philosophy.
* Basden A. 2008. Engaging with and enriching humanist thought: the case of information systems. Philosophia Reformata, 73(2), 132-53.
Significance: A cross-paradigm approach that allows enrichment rather than antagonism.
Holt PS, Basden A. 2007. Justice and ethics: How does Bernard Lonergan's usage of ethics facilitate the realization of social justice (Jus Civile), legal justice (Jus Ad rem), and natural-moral justice (Jus naturalis)? Journal of Security Education, 2(2):81-106
* Basden A, Wood-Harper AT. 2006. A philosophical discussion of the Root Definition in Soft Systems Thinking: An enrichment of CATWOE. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 23:61-87.
Significance: Demonstrates how Dooyeweerd's philosophy can enrich extant thinking in a different paradigm.
Basden A. (2005) Brief comments on Stafleu's proposal for a new political aspect. Philosophia Reformata, 70(1):70-75.
* Basden A, Burke M. 2004. Towards a philosophical understanding of documentation - a Dooyeweerdian framework. Journal of Documentation, 60(4).
Significance: A new way of conceiving what a document is, via Dooyeweerd's philosophy.
Bergvall-Kåreborn B, Mirijamdotter A, Basden A. 2004. Basic principles of SSM Modeling: An examination of CATWOE from a soft perspective. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 17(2):55-73.
Jones GO, Basden A. 2003. How Habermas' Action Types Can Influence KBS Design and Use. Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation.
* Basden A. 2002. The Critical Theory of Herman Dooyeweerd ?, Journal of Information Technology, 17:257-69.
Significance: Argues that Dooyeweerd's philosophy is critical in the Habermasian sense.
Basden A, Ball E, Chadwick DW. 2001. Knowledge issues raised in modelling trust in a public key infrastructure. Expert Systems 18(5):233-249.
Chadwick DW, Basden A. 2001. Evaluating Trust in a Public Key Certification Authority. Computers and Security, 20(7), (Nov 2001): 592-611.
* Basden A. 2000. Some technical and non-technical issues in implementing a knowledge server. Software Practice and Experience 30(10):1127-1164.
Significance: Technical issues in placing a knowledge-based system engine on the Internet.
* Kuosa T, Basden A, 2000. Predispositions as determinants of the future.Futures 32:833-852.
Significance: The importance of predispositions, attitudes and worldviews looked at in new ways.
* Basden A. 1999. Engines of Dialectic. Philosophia Reformata v.64, n.1, pp.15-36.
Significance: (a) Hegel's dialectic reinterpreted using Dooyeweerd's philosophy. (b) A new multi-aspectual way of understanding dialectic, which accounts for the variety of Green movements.
* Lombardi P, Basden A. 1997. Environmental sustainability and information systems: the similarity. Systems Practice, 10(4).
Significance: (a) Dooyeweerd's aspects are found to account for the complexity of both environmental sustainability and the usage of information. (b) Recognising similarities across the two fields. systems.
* Basden A, Brown AJ. 1996. Istar - a tool for creative design of knowledge bases. Expert Systems v.13, n.4, pp.259-276, November 1996.
Significance: Expert system software that is much more flexible than most, with a Proximal User Interface.
* Basden A, Brown AJ, Tetlow SDA, Hibberd PR. 1996. Design of a user interface for a knowledge refinement tool. Int. J. Human Computer Studies 45:157-183.
Significance: Introduces the notion of Proximal User Interface, which is based on Polanyi's ideas.
* Basden A, Hibberd PR. 1996. User interface issues raised by knowledge refinement. Int. J. Human Computer Studies 45:135-155.
Significance: Shows why Proximal User Interface is needed when ICT is used to stimulate ideas and thinking.
* Winfield M J, Basden A, Cresswell I. 1996. Knowledge elicitation using a multi-modal approach. World Futures 47:93-101.
Significance: A superb method of aspectual analysis that discloses tacit knowledge of expertise.
* Basden A. 1994. Three Levels of Benefit in Expert Systems. Expert Systems, 11(2), 99-107.
Significance: Differentiates not only the technology from human tasks but also these two from human roles.
* Basden A. 1994. A radical rethink of information systems in the context of intelligent authoring. Int. J. Construction Information Technology, 2(2):1-13.
Significance: Programming a computer is seen as communication of the programmer's ideas to users, not just as engineering.
Brandon PS, Watson ID, Basden A. 1994. Professional Involvement in the Development of Expert Systems for the Construction Industry. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (volume, page numbers unknown).
Erdos G, Barrows P, Basden A, Castell A, Brandon P. 1994. Attribution of causes for success and failure in an IKBS assisted problem solving task. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 2(5), pp.(unknown).
Barrows PD, Erdos G, Basden A, Castell AM, Brandon PS. 1993. Psychological Factors in Knowledge Based System Usage. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 1(1), pp.(unknown).
Watson ID, Basden A, Brandon P. 1992. The client-centred approach: expert system development. Expert Systems, 9(4):181-188.
Watson ID, Brandon PS, Basden A. 1991. The development of a Knowledge Based System for predicting building maintenance. Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, 6: 303-310.
Basden A, Hines JG. 1986. Implications of relation between information and knowledge in use of computers to handle corrosion knowledge. British Corrosion Journal, 21(3):157-162.
Hines JG, Basden A. 1986. Experience with use of computers to handle corrosion knowledge. British Corrosion Joournal, 21(3):1511-156.
* Attarwala FT, Basden A. 1985. A methodology for constructing Expert Systems. R&D Management, 15(2):141-149.
Significance: Knowledge analysis technique that separates out understanding from context-dependent problem-solving and arrives at much better knowledge.
* Basden A, (1983). On the application of Expert Systems. Int. J. Man-Machine Studies, 19:461-477.
Significance: Introduces a non-technical way of looking at the application of a technology like expert systems, focusing on its role or meaningfulness, rather than its functionality or technical prowess.
* Basden A, Clark EM. 1980. Data integrity in a general practice computer system (CLINICS). Int. J. Bio-Medical Computing v.11, pp.511-519.
Significance: A new approach to errors in IS use.
Basden A, Clark EM. 1979. Errors in a computerized medical records system (CLINICS). Medical Informatics, 4(4):203-208.
* Basden A, Nichols KG, (1973). New topological method for laying out printed circuits. Proc. IEE., 120(3):325-328.
Significance: Extant methods presupposed geometric positioning, this method presupposed only topology, and generated much more efficient and aesthetically pleasing layouts. It tried to work in the way that human experts did, rather than just mathematically.
Basden A. 1957. Bread as a setting board. Bulletin of the Amateur Entolomology Society, 16(204), 88.
Basden A. 1957. Mesembrina meridiana (Dipt. Muscidae) in Midlothian. Bulletin of the Amateur Entolomology Society, 16(204), 91-2.
Basden A. 1957. Privet Hawk Moths (Sphinx ligustri Linn.). Bulletin of the Amateur Entolomology Society, 16(204), 94.
Basden A. 1957. Tenthredo colon klug (Hym. Tenthredididae) in Midlothian. Bulletin of the Amateur Entolomology Society, 16(202), 74.
Aiyenitaju OT, Basden A. 2017. ICT in the classroom: A study of diverse aspects. UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) Annual Conference, 4-5 April 2017, University of Oxford, UK.
Khojah G.M., Basden A. 2013. A New Approach to the Transition from Paper to Electronic Medical Records. Paper 107 at HealthInf 2013, 12-14 February 2013, Madrid, Spain.
Ahmad, Hawa & Basden, Andrew, "Down-to-Earth Issues in Information System Use" (2013). PACIS 2013 Proceedings. Paper 191. Download paper.
Joneidy, S., Basden A. (2012). Five Paradigms of Information system use: Affirmation, critique and enrichment. UKAIS-12, Oxford, UK, April 2012.
* Basden A. (2009). The notion of lifeworld applied to information systems research. ECIS-2009, Verona, Italy, 8-10 June 2009.
Basden A. (2009). On Using Spheres of Meaning to Define and Dignify the IS Discipline. Proc. UKAIS, Oxford, 1 April 2009. (Presented at conference under the title 'On Using Philosophy to Define and Dignify the IS Discipline' but with the given title in proceedings. Subsequently rewritten for Int. J. Info. Mgmt, 2010.)
Fathulla K, Basden A. (2008) "Making sense of the semantic richness of maps: the case of ordnance survey maps". 2nd International Conference on Cartography and GIS, Bulgaria, 2008.
Fathulla K, Basden A. (2008) "Understanding physics diagrams based on the Symbolic and Spatial Mapping framework". INTED'08.
Ahmad H, Basden A. (2008) Non-Discretionary Use of Information System and the Technology Acceptance Model. Proc. Annual IRIS Conference (Informatics Research Institute at Salford), University of Salford, Salford, UK, October 2008.
Basden, A (2007) "Frameworks for understanding IS and ICT". Intersections Track. European Computers and Philosophy Conference, ECAP'07, Enschede, Netherlands.
Fathulla K, Basden A (2007) "What is a diagram?" The 11th International Conference on Information Visualisation IV07 (4 - 6 July 2007 in ETH, Zurich, SWITZERLAND). http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV07/ Proceedings of IV07 will be published by IEEE Society Press.
Kaihsu Tai, Andrew Basden (2007) "The green philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd". In Proceedings of the Second Green Economics Conference: Exploring the complex mesh of social and environmental justice, pages 196-199. Miriam Kennet, Volker Heinemann, editors. Reading: Green Economics Institute. ISBN 978-09554646-3-8
* Basden A (2004) "On Appealing to Philosophy in Information Systems" AMCIS: American Conference on Information Systems, 5-8 August 2004, New York.
Basden A (2004) "Multiple ontologies for knowledge representation" Conference on Dynamic Ontologies, Trento, Italy, 8-11 September 2004.
Basden A (2003) "Guidelines and freedom in proximal user interfaces" pp 28-32 in Jacko J, Stephanidis C (eds.) , Human-Computer Interaction: Theory and Practice (Part 1). Proc. HCI International 2003, Crete, June 2003. (Invited Paper.)
Basden A (2003) "Levels of Guidance" pp. 23-7 in Jacko J, Stephanidis C (eds.) , Human-Computer Interaction: Theory and Practice (Part 1). Proc. HCI International 2003, Crete, 25-27 June 2003. (Invited Paper.)
Basden A (2003) "Enriching Critical Theory"<", CMS3 - Critical Management Studies 3, University of Lancaster, UK, 7-9 July 2003.
* Basden A (2002) "A philosophical underpinning for I.S. Development" pp. 68-78 in Wrycza S (ed.) Proceedings of the Xth European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS2002: Information Systems and the Future of the Digital Economy. University of Gdansk, Poland, 5-10 June 2002. (For this paper, see http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2002/24.)
* Basden A, Wood-Harper AT, (2002) "A philosophical enrichment of CATWOE", ANZSYS'2002, Australia and New Zealand Systems Conference, 10-12 Dec 2002, University of Sunshine Coast, Queensland. ** This paper won the prize for Best Paper **
Basden A (2002) "The Critical Theory of Herman Dooyeweerd ?" European Conference on Research Methods for Business and Management Studies, Reading, UK. 29-30 April, 2002.
Jones GO, Basden A. 2002. "How Habermas' Action Types can influence KBS design" Research and Developments in Expert Systems, XIX Springer. (58 downloads 29 January 2020) (Also published (by invitation) in 2003/4 in Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation).
Jones G.O., Basden A. (2002) "How Habermas' Action Types Can Influence KBS Design and Use" European Confenence on I.T. Evaluation, ECITE, Paris, 2002.
* Basden A (2001), "Beyond Emancipation", Conference on Critical Systems, University of Salford, 9-10 July 2001.
* Basden A (2001), "A philosophical underpinning for I.T. evaluation", 8th European Conference on IT Evaluation, ECITE, Oriel College, Oxford, 17-18 September 2001.
Basden A, (2001), "Proximal User Interfaces for Control" PIC 2001: "People in Control" An International Conference on Human Interfaces in Control Rooms, Cockpits and Command Centres UMIST, Manchester, UK: 18 - 21 June 2001, IEE. London.
Basden A, (2000), "Guidelines for a 'Proximal' User Interface", solicited for TFWWG'2000, Biarritz, France (invited paper).
Basden A, (1999), "Web-mediated knowledge servers: some technical issues", Research and Developments in Expert Systems, XVI Springer.
Basden A, (1998), "Three Levels of Usability in Virtual Environments", Proc. First International Workshop on Usability Evaluation for Virtual Environments: Methods, Results and Future Directions, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 17 December 1998.
Basden A, Evans J B, Chadwick D W, Young A, (1998), "Coping with poorly understood domains: the example of Internet trust", pp.114-32 in Miles R, Moulton M, Bramer M (eds.) Research and Developments in Expert Systems, XV Springer.
Chadwick D W, Basden A, Evans J, Young A J, (1998) "Intelligent computation of trust", short paper to TNC'98.
Basden A, (1996), "Towards an understanding of benefits of contextualized technology", Proc. 25th Anniversary Conference of the Swedish Operational Research Society, Lulea, October 1996.
Basden A, (1996), "User interface for knowledge discovery", Digest of Colloquium on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 17-18 Oct 1996, Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, U.K.
Basden A, Brown A J, Tetlow S D A, (1996), "A tool for creative design of knowledge bases", in Watson ID, Macintosh AL (eds.), Research and Development in Expert Systems XI, BHR Group Ltd.
Basden A, Hibberd P H (1996), "Knowledge Refinement and Generation", in Watson ID, Macintosh AL (eds.), Research and Development in Expert Systems XI, BHR Group Ltd.
Brown A J, Basden A, (1996), "An antecedent-first algorithm to support inference on networks of rules", in Watson ID, Macintosh AL (eds.), Research and Development in Expert Systems XI, BHR Group Ltd.
Hibberd P, Basden A, (1996), "The relationship between procurement and contractual arrangements", CIB-W92 Procurement Systems Symposium, January 1996, Durban, South Africa.
Hibberd P, Basden A, (1995), "Procurement and the use of intelligent systems of contract authoring", Proc. RICS COBRA Conference, Edinburgh September 1995.
Hibberd P R, Basden A, Brandon P S, Brown A J, Kirkham J A, Tetlow S, (1994), "Intelligent authoring of contracts", Proc. CIB, Hong Kong.
Watson ID, Haydon G, Basden A, Picton M, Brandon PS, (1994), "A Common Object-Oriented Inferencing System for Three Construction Knowledge-Based Systems", in Proc. World Congress on Expert Systems, Lisbon, Portugal, 10-14 Jan. 1994.
* Basden A, (1993), "Appropriateness", in Bramer MA, Macintosh AL (eds.), Research and Development in Expert Systems X, pp.315-328, BHR Group Ltd.
Brandon P S, Tetlow S, Basden A, Hibberd P, Kirkham J, (1993), "Intelligent authoring of construction contracts", Proc. CIB W-65 Symposium: Organization and Management of Construction - The Way Forward, Trinidad, 1993.
Watson I, Brandon P, Basden A, Haydon G, Picton M, (1993), "Common-Objects: An Object-Oriented Inferencing System shared by Four Knowledge-Based Systems", in Graham IM (ed.), Applications and Innovations in Expert Systems, pp.83-102, BHR Group Ltd.
Burkmar R, Coward P, Petch J, Basden A, Yip YJ, (1991), "Knowledge Based Systems: Dream or Nightmare", in Proc. European CAD/CAM Conference, Munich, Dec. 1991, Publ. Computer Vision, Zurich, 1991.
* Castell A, Basden A, Erdos G, Barrows P, Brandon PS, (1992), "Knowledge Based Systems in use: a case study", Research and Development in Expert Systems IX Cambridge University Press.
Watson ID, Basden A, Brandon PS (1992) "A Client Centred Approach to the development of Expert Systems", in Proc 12th International Conference of Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems and Natural Language: Avignon 92, June 1992, Vol.1, pp.236-46.
Watson ID, Gunschon G, Brandon PS, Basden A, (1992), "Strategic budget estimation for residential construction projects", Proc. 7th Int. Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, AIENG-92.
Watson ID, Hiley A, Brandon PS, Basden A, (1992), "An Expert System that predicts strategic cash flows for construction projects", Proc. 7th Int. Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, AIENG-92.
Watson ID, Brandon PS, Basden A, (1991), "The development of a Knowledge Based System for predicting strategic building maintenance", Proc 4th Int. Conf. on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, IEEE Computer Society Press.
Basden A, Watson I D, Brandon P S, (1991), "The evolutionary development of Expert Systems", in Graham IM, Milne RW (eds.), Research and development in Expert Systems VIII, pp.67-81, Cambridge University Press.
Basden A (1989) "A client-centred methodology for building Expert Systems", in Sutcliffe A, Macaulay L (eds.) People and Computers V, Cambridge University Press.
Basden A. 2009. Ethics of Information Technology. Occastional Paper of the 'Ethics in Brief' series published by the Kirby-Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, University of Cambridge, U.K. (Invited paper)
Basden A. 1999. "Ill-structured knowledge: Implications for KBS technology", Expert Update v.2,n.2, Summer 1999, pp.30-39. (Invited paper)
Basden A. 1990. "Some research directions in Knowledge Representation", Newsletter of the British Computer Society Specialist Group for Expert Systems.
Basden A. 1990. "Towards a methodology for building Expert Systems, Part 1", Codex v.2, n.1, pp.(unknown). Creative Logic Ltd, Brunel Science Park, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PQ, UK. (Invited paper)
Basden A. 1990. "Towards a methodology for building Expert Systems, Part 2", Codex v.2, n.2, pp.19-23. Creative Logic Ltd, Brunel Science Park, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PQ, UK. (Invited paper)
Burkmar R, Basden A, Petch J, Yip J. 1994. "The Community Forest Geographic Decision Support System: A Knowledge-Based Geographic Information System", AI Applications V.8, No.1, Spring 1994, pp.(unknown).
Watson ID, Brandon PS, Basden A. 1992. "A Client Centred Approach to the Development of Expert Systems", Manufacturing Intelligence 11, pp.8-11, Department of Trade and Industry, London, U.K.
Basden A. 1992. "Understanding Greenery", Third Way Dec 1992, pp.(unknown).
Basden A. 1957. Tenthredo Colon Klug (Hym. Tenthredinidae) in Midlothian. The Bulletin of the Amateur Entemologists' Society, 16(202), October 1957, 74.
Basden A. 1957. Bread as a setting board. The Bulletin of the Amateur Entemologists' Society, 16(204), December 1957, 88.
Basden A. 1957. Mesembrina Meridiana Linn. (Dipt. Muscidae) in Midlothian. The Bulletin of the Amateur Entemologists' Society, 16(204), December 1957, 91.
Basden A. 1957. Privet Hawk Moth (Sphinx Ligustri Linn.). The Bulletin of the Amateur Entemologists' Society, 16(204), December 1957, 94.
Fathulla K, Basden A. 2001. "Software for well-formed diagrams", Annual Conference of The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators, Cambridge, PE19 1JH, UK, 28-29 September 2001.
Basden A. 1999. Information Systems Dialectic, Proc. Fifth CTS (now CPTS) Working Conference, 12-16 April, 1999, Maarssen, Netherlands.
Basden A, Bergvall-Kåreborn B, Mirijamdotter A. 1999. "A Philosophical Enrichment of SSM and CATWOE", Paper for Dooyeweerdian Summer Course, Maarssen, Netherlands, Free University of Amsterdam.
Basden A, 1999. "On the ontological status of virtual environments", Paper for Dooyeweerdian Summer Course, Maarssen, Netherlands, Free University of Amsterdam.
Basden A, 1998. "Applying Dooyeweerd's Ideas to Virtual Environments", Proc. Fourth SWEHOL (now CPTS) Working Conference, 20-23 April 1998, Maarssen, Netherlands.
Chadwick, D.W, Basden, A., Evans, J., Young, A.J. 1998. "Intelligent Computation of Trust", short paper presented at the Terena Networking Conference, TNC98, Dresden, October 1998 (see http://www.terena.nl/conf/tnc98/PPT/chadwicktrust.ppt)
Basden A. 1996. "A multimodal perspective on roles, tasks and benefits", Proc. Second SWEHOL (now CPTS) Working Conference, 15-19 April 1996, Maarssen, Netherlands.
Li C S, Moss A, Petch J, Cole K, Yip Y J, Johnston A, Kitmitto K, Basden A. 1996. "Developing user interfaces for improving spatial data access and useability over the Internet", Third International Conference on Itegrating GIS and Environmental Modelling, Santa Fe, USA, January 1996.
Li C S, Moss A, Petch J, Cole K, Yip Y J, Johnston A, Kitmitts K, Basden A. 1995. "Accessing large and complex data sets via World Wide Web", Second International Conference on New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics, Bonn, Germany, November 1995.
Petch J, Moss A, Johnston A, Yip YJ, Basden A, Li CS, Cole K, Kitmitto K. 1995. "Knowledge based interfaces for national data sets: The KINDS project", Second International Conference on New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics, Bonn, Germany, November 1995.
Winfield M J, Basden A, Cresswell I. 1995. "A revised multi-modal approach to information systems design", Proc. 39th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Free University of Amsterdam, 24-28 July 1995.
Burkmar RJ, Basden A, Yip YJ, Petch JR. 1993. "GIS and Knowledge-Based approaches to providing smart IT tools for forest planners and managers," in Atwell, ES (ed.), Knowledge at work in Universities, Leeds University Press. [Chapter in published collection of papers]
Watson ID, Gunshon G, Brandon PS, Basden A. 1992. "Strategic budget estimation for residential construction projects", Proc. 8th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM-92. [Conference proceedings]
Watson ID, Hiley A, Brandon PS, Basden A. 1992. "The strategic prediction of cash flows for construction projects", Proc. 8th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM-92. [Conference proceedings]
Burkmar RJ, Petch J, Basden A, Yip J. 1992. "Integrating GIS and Knowledge-Based Systems for Landscape Management", AGI 92, 24-26 December, Birmingham, UK, 1, 1.28.1-1.28.5. [Proceedings of practical conference]
1987: (with P.S. Brandon) a paper, describing the RICS/Alvey project, for the Grand Meeting of Alvey Clubs.
1985 - 1987: Papers included in the Alvey Workshops on Deep Knowledge. This included position papers, and a report on a very difficult discussion on '"What is Deep Knowledge"'.
1984: Position paper for the Alvey Workshop on Very Large DataBases.
Basden A. 2019. Towards a Compelling Theology for Environmental Responsibility. IDEA blog, Evangelical Alliance. "https://www.eauk.org/news-and-views/a-compelling-theology-for-environmental-responsibility"
Significance: Most Christian discussion of environmental responsibility either bolts the latter on to existing (evangelical) theology, or downplays important elements of it, so environmental responsibility is not 'compelling'. This article shows how environmental responsibility is central to Biblical revelation and to evangelical theology, and is thus a compelling norm.
Basden A. 2018. We need family-friendly PhDs for international students. Times Higher Education, 4th April 2018. "https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/we-need-family-friendly-phds-international-students"
Significance: Many PhD students, especially from non-Western cultures, have family responsibilities, which take up time that single, unattached, Western students can use to read more material, write more papers and attend more conferences. Two problems: (a) the PhD students with family responsibilities are disadvantaged when building up their C.V.s. (b) Humanity's bodies of knowledge in all fields are deprived of the unique contribution and perspective that such students can bring.
Basden A< 25th May 2015. Thomas Cook Corfu deaths and the reign of lawyers. Salford Business School blogs. "http://blogs.salford.ac.uk/business-school/thomas-cook-corfu-deaths-reign-lawyers/"
Significanse: This article uncovers the religious roots of Thomas Cook's venture and how ignoring them has led to its demise.
Basden A. 12 February 2015. HSBC, Tax Avoidance - and Faith? Salford Business School blogs. "http://blogs.salford.ac.uk/business-school/hsbc-tax-avoidance-faith/#more-5454"
Significanse: This article underlines how faith issues are important in business.
Basden A> 2014. Confessions of an Aspergic Professor. Salford Business School blogs. "http://blogs.salford.ac.uk/business-school/aspergers-syndrome/"
Significance: This discusses the gift that is Asperver's Syndrome (Autism), and how it can help in academic life and some of the challenges it poses.
This article stimulated much interest.
Basden A. 2014. Gaining a Wider Richer View with Philosophical Analysis. "http://blogs.salford.ac.uk/business-school/philosophical-analysis-for-business-decision-making"
Significance: This article puts aspectual analysis using Dooyeweerd's philosophy into the public domain, as an aid to decision-making in business. It celebrates the work of Professor Basden's group of research students.
Basden A. 2012. The Dooyeweerd Theories: Aspectual Analysis. RISE, Research, Innovation and Internationalisation News, February/March 2012, 36-39, University of Salford.
Basden A, (2000), "True Creation Spirituality: Original Blessing and Original Sin", Briefing Paper of the John Ray Initiative, Cheltenham and Gloucester College, U.K.
Basden A, (2000), "Towards a Biblical View on Politics", Briefing Paper, vol.5 no.2 of the Whitefield Institute, Oxford, U.K.
Basden A, Armstrong-Braun K, (1998), "Inward Investment", pp.159-162 (Appendix) in Investment in Industry in Wales House of Commons Select Committee of Welsh Affairs Session 97-98.
Basden A, (1994), "The beauty of original sin - an appreciative critique of Matthew Fox's Original Blessing, in the form of a letter", The Christian Studies Centre, 65 Prior Park Road, Bath, U.K.
Basden A. 1994. On a Green approach to Rights. Green World, August 1994.
Basden A. 1993. Matters of Life and Death. Real World, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. This letter discussed issues relevant to a Green approach to abortion as a means of birth control.
Basden A, (1988), "Ecological Enterprise", Industrial Christian Fellowship, on theological approaches to greening industry
# Introduction to Dooyeweerd's Aspects - for iConference 2020, Sweden
# Introduction to Aspectual Analysis - for iConference 2020, Sweden
# "Integrative Vision for Systems Thinking" - TALK AT OR61 (Operations Research #61, 2019) subsequently developed into Paper, Understanding the relationship between fields of research
# The Genius and Value of Dooyeweerd's Philosophy
# Analysis Using Dooyeweerd Aspects and Ground-motives
# Artificial Intelligence with Dooyeweerd
# Aspects of User Interface and HCI
# Dooyeweerdian Research at the University of Salford
URL = "http://abxn.org/ccge/".
URL = http://www.basden.salford.ac.uk/pgm/Istar/ (Unfortunately, not currently working.)
URL = http://abxn.org/bhg/
URL = http://abxn.org/nv/
IV-8.3 The Istar Knowledge Server
This site, founded in 1999 and still available, explains the Istar KBS and cognitive mapping toolkit, and also provides portals to the Istar Knowledge Server that is currently running half a dozen knowledge bases. This is the demonstration site, whose purpose is to expound the ideas of knowledge service and stimulate discussion of its potential.
IV-8.4 A Brief History of God
This site, begun in 1998 and still updated, is designed to provide a cross-cultural view of how God has been active in the history of the Earth and what 'large' messages he has revealed via such activity. It is innovative in eschewing both theologically fundamentalist and liberal perspectives, and seeking to provide an overall picture against which spiritual phenomena can be evaluated. The experience this web site provides is of explaining concepts across cultures, and of addressing some delicate issues that can raise fierce reactions.
IV-8.5 A New View in Theology and Practice
This website, begun in 2002 and still being developed, is an evolving attempt to develop a theology that is commensurate with environmental responsibility, not just as an add-on but as central.
IV-8.6 Christian Thinking Space
I host the website Christian Thiniking Space, to stimulate good Christian thinking in any field.
URL = http://www.basden.salford.ac.uk/pgm/Istar/ (Unfortunately, not currently working.)
URL = http://abxn.org/bhg/
URL = http://abxn.org/nv/
Basden A, (1995), "A multi-modal approach to knowledge based systems".
Brown AJ, Basden A, Tetlow S, Kirkham JA, Hibberd PR, Brandon PS, (1995), "Symbol level issues in developing a construction contract authoring system", Paper of INCA Project.
Basden A, (1994), "The Need for Sustainability in Local Plans", in "Towards a Sustainable Region: A Contribution to the Debate on Sustainability", Royal Town Planning Institute, Manchester.
1994: Contributions towards the Technology Foresight Programme on "Computer Games" and on "System Development Methodologies".
Tetlow S, Basden A, Brown AJ, Hibberd PR, Brandon PS, Kirkham JA, (1994), "Knowledge level issues in developing a construction contract authoring system", Paper of INCA Project.
Brown AJ, Basden A, Tetlow S, Kirkham JA, Hibberd P, Brandon PS, (approx 1994), "An Algorithm to Support Inference on Networks of Rules", Paper of INCA Project.
Basden A, (1993), "A Radical Re-appraisal of Intelligent Authoring and Information Systems", in Powell J (ed.), Informing Technologies for the Construction Industry. University of Salford.
1993: Basden, A., Erdos, G., and Brandon, P. (1993). "A Study of Knowledge Based Systems in Use: Final Report on KBSIU Project", SERC.
Basden A. 1993. 'Sustainable Warrington', in-depth analysis of proposed Borough Plan for Warrington, Federation of Cheshire Green Parties.
Burkmar R, Basden A, Petch J, Yip YJ, (approx 1993), "Towards an holistic method for landscape assessment and planning", GIS/KBS Project Paper.
Basden A. 1992. "Roles and benefits of Expert Systems", ITI Papers, v. 3 (2), June 1992. [Chapter in published collection of papers]
Basden A. 1991. 'What is Greenery?' and 'Response to the New Age', on the relationship between Christianity, Environmentalism and the New Age.
Basden A. 1991. 'Results of a survey on the potential of proposed new train service', North Cheshire Rail Users' Group, giving quantitative evidence of demand for new service
Basden A. 1990. 'On the potential of new train service', North Cheshire Rail Users' Group, giving qualitative arguments for a new major rail service
Basden A. 1988. 'Sustainable Cheshire', in-depth analysis of the Cheshire 2001 Structure Plan, covering both general principles and specific policies, West Cheshire Green Party.
Basden A. 1987. 'Public Transport in Cheshire', in-depth analysis of Public Transport proposals, West Cheshire Green Party
Basden A. 1986. 'Sustainable Vale Royal', in-depth analysis of the Vale Royal Local Plan, from a green viewpoint, Eddisbury Green Party.
Basden A. On the Diversity and Coherence of Systems Thinking: Towards an Integrative Perspective. Submitted to Systems Research and Behavioral Science
Significance: Dooyeweerd's philosophy can bring seven disparate discourses in systems thinking together into a 'system of systems thinking', yet in a way that maintains the freedom and dignity or each.
Basden A. Holistic Approach to Digital Systems Applied to Artificial Intelligence. Submitted to European Conference on Information Systems 2020.
Significance: The holistic perspective presented in Foundations of Information Systems: Research and Practice worked out for the specific challenges in artificial intelligence.
Basden A. A Practical Philosophy for all Fields of Research. Submitted to the European Conference on Research Methods, 2020.
Significance: Develops the idea in Foundations and Practice of Research : Adventures with Dooyeweerd's Philosophy that each major scientific field centres on one aspect as its core meaningfulness.
Ayadurai C, Joneidy S, Basden, A. Some overlooked aspects of bank soundness. Discusses bank soundness may be understood by Dooyeweerd's aspects. Being written.
Kane SC, Basden, A. Multi-aspectual Interview Technique. Suzanne Kane's research into sensitive, supportive interviewing techniques using Dooyeweerd's aspects to uncover issues often not mentioned. Status: several versions already written, and a simple version published in Strijbos Festschrift.
Basden, A. Emergence and complexity, a Dooyeweerdian Understanding. To be written for Jnl: Emergence, Complexity and Organisation.
Basden, A. Understanding Research Methods. How Dooyeweerd's aspects and his transcendental critique can help us why different research methods are appropriate in different fields.
Basden, A. Research note: On Principles of Interpretive and Critical Field Studies. For MIS Quarterly. A Dooyeweerdian perspective on two seminal papers (Klein & Myers , Myers & Klein ).
Basden, A. A new look at affordance. Making sense of affordance and its paradoxes with Dooyeweerd. Paper largely written, but requires time to develop it.
Kimani A, Kane S, Basden, A. A holistic understanding of tacit knowledge. Under development from Kimani's PhD thesis.
Significance: Dooyeweerd's aspects can help us understand the diverse types of tacit knowledge (sensory, skill-based, social, etc.) and how some might be explicated.
Basden, A. Meaning and its place in philosophy. Continues the work of Basden , Basden & Joneidy . Draft written.
Significance: A philosophical paper, that sets Dooyeweerd's understanding of meaning among other philosophical approaches, to engage and critique them.
Basden, A. The place of religious faith in sustainability. Expands the book chapter in which I present an initial argument that sustainability requires not just faith in general but should take account of the specific beliefs of the 'pistic system' in each religion, as to how it might contribute to environmental responsibility.
Signifiance: While many in the sustainability field recognise the importance of religious belief, this is usually in very general terms. This paper shows how to become much more specific and, by understanding what a given faith has to offer, more practical. Important to help tackle our climate and environmental emergency.
Joneidy S, Basden, A. A new method of text analysis. - Uses Dooyeweerdian aspectual analysis to analyse hidden meanings in text. Part of Sina Joneidy's thesis. His examiner said it should be published. Will expand on part of Joneidy's PhD thesis.
Significance: Helps focus on motivations and wider meaningfulness, not just semantic or pragmatic meanings. Uses Dooyeweerd's aspects as an analytical tool.
Joneidy S, Basden, A. Paradigms and meaningfulness. - Addresses the confusion in Kuhn's notion of paradigms, using Dooyeweerd's idea of meaningfulness. Based on Sina Joneidy's thesis. Status: Short versions already incorporated in Joneidy & Basden ]2019].
Significance: A new paradigm on understanding paradigms. Sees paradigm shifts as recognition of meaningfulness, rather than just argument or process.
Ahmad H, Khojah G, Aiyenitaju O, Basden, A. Researching down-to-earth issues - A method of analysis using aspects that surfaces the 'down-to-earth' issues in e.g. IS use, health records, teachers' use of ICT. Based on Phds by Hawa Ahmad, Ghadah Khojan, Opeoluwa Aiyenitaju. Would have these and myself as authors. Status: A short version already in my forthcoming book; three theses to draw on.
Significance: Most analysis methods focus on 'high level' issues that are of interest to academics, managers, digital suppliers, etc. and thus overlook many of the 'down-to-earth' issues that are meaningful to ordinary people 'on the ground'. Dooyeweerd's philosophy, which has everyday experience as a starting-point, offers a way to afford dignity to down-to-earth issues and also analyse them in their plethoric diversity.
Basden, A. Aspects of knowledge to be represented. Expands on the suggestion in Philosophical Frameworks for Understanding Information Systems that Dooyeweerd's aspects can help us understand the problems of representing knowledge with inappropriate languages, and guide the selection and development of better knowledge representation languages.
Basden, A. A foundation for Aspect-oriented programming. Discusses how Dooyeweerd's aspects might assist as philosophical grounding for AOP.
Basden, A. Intuitive Normalisation in Databases. A way to understand normalisation more easily.
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