The adaptability of the theory of integrative levels to a generalised classification scheme is questioned in that its hypotheses have not been adequately developed and confirmed. Application to the humanistic disciplines seems particularly inappropriate. Relationships between nineteenth century philosophical systems are traced and the Classification Research Group's dependence upon James Duff Brown's classification scheme is emphasized. It is suggested that not enough cognisance has been taken of twentieth century relativistic thinking in which space‐time is treated as a continuum.
ANN SCOTT HUCKABY, S. (1972), "AN ENQUIRY INTO THE THEORY OF INTEGRATIVE LEVELS AS THE BASIS FOR A GENERALIZED CLASSIFICATION SCHEME", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 97-106. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026532
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