Knowing Knowledge

Why does so much of our society look as it did in the past?

Author: George Siemens

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1430302305

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Why does so much of our society look as it did in the past? Our schools,our government, our religious organizations, our media - while more complex, have maintained their general structure and shape. Classroomstructure today, with the exception of a computer or an LCD projector, looks remarkably unchanged: teacher at the front, students i n rows. Our business processes are still built on theories and viewpoints that existed over a century ago (with periodic amendments from thinkers like Drucker 2). In essence, we have transferred (not transformed) our physical identity to online spaces and structures.

The Knowledge creating Company

Looks at case studies from such firms as Honda, Canon, Matsushita, and NEC, and examines two types of business knowledge, explicit and tacit

Author: Ikujirō Nonaka

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195092691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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Looks at case studies from such firms as Honda, Canon, Matsushita, and NEC, and examines two types of business knowledge, explicit and tacit


The New Production of Knowledge

They claim that these changes mark a distinct shift into a new mode of knowledge production which is replacing or reforming established institutions, disciplines, practices and policies.

Author: Michael Gibbons

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803977945

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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In this provocative and broad-ranging work, the authors argue that the ways in which knowledge - scientific, social and cultural - is produced are undergoing fundamental changes at the end of the twentieth century. They claim that these changes mark a distinct shift into a new mode of knowledge production which is replacing or reforming established institutions, disciplines, practices and policies. Identifying features of the new mode of knowledge production - reflexivity, transdisciplinarity, heterogeneity - the authors show how these features connect with the changing role of knowledge in social relations. While the knowledge produced by research and development in science and technology is accorded central concern, the

Knowledge

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: Jennifer Nagel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019966126X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 133

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What is knowledge? Is it the same as opinion or truth? Do you need to be able to justify a claim in order to count as knowing it? How can we know that the outer world is real and not a dream? Questions like these have existed since ancient times, and the branch of philosophy dedicated to answering them - epistemology - has been active for thousands of years. In this thought-provoking Very Short Introduction, Jennifer Nagel considers the central problems and paradoxes in the theory of knowledge and draws attention to the ways in which philosophers and theorists have responded to them. By exploring the relationship between knowledge and truth, and considering the problem of scepticism, Nagel introduces a series of influential historical and contemporary theories of knowledge, incorporating methods from logic, linguistics, and psychology, using a number of everyday examples to demonstrate the key issues and debates. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Beyond the Veil of Knowledge

But, if we formulate it slightly differently, we can also understand Gramsci's theory
of hegemony as a sociopolitical theory of background knowledge. Understood
this way, the Gramscian theoretical framework could help to correct the inherent ...

Author: Piki Ish-Shalom

Publisher:

ISBN: 0472131206

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Calls on the academy to rethink constructivism and its interpretations of the sociopolitical world

Youth Knowledge Development Report

These volumes are products for the " knowledge development " effort
implemented under the mandate of the Youth Employment and Demonstration
Projects Act of 1977 . The knowledge development effort consists of hundreds of
separate ...

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Knowledge and Its Limits

It is argued that this is a special case of a much more general phenomenon; no non-trivial conditions are such that one is always in a position to know that they obtain whenever they in fact do so.

Author: Timothy Williamson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199256563

Category: Philosophy

Page: 340

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Knowledge and its Limits presents a systematic new conception of knowledge as a fundamental kind of mental state sensitive to the knower's environment. It makes a major contribution to the debate between externalist and internalist philosophies of mind, and breaks radically with theepistemological tradition of analysing knowledge in terms of true belief. The theory casts light on a wide variety of philosophical issues: the problem of scepticism, the nature of evidence, probability and assertion, the dispute between realism and anti-realism and the paradox of the surpriseexamination. Williamson relates the new conception to structural limits on knowledge which imply that what can be known never exhausts what is true. The arguments are illustrated by rigorous models based on epistemic logic and probability theory. The result is a new way of doing epistemology for thetwenty-first century.

Knowledge Management

This Text Is About Knowledge How To Capture It, How To Transfer It, How To Share It, And How To Manage It. Awad Takes Students Through A Process-Oriented Examination Of The Topic, Striking A Balance Between The Behavioral And Technical ...

Author: Awad

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131714034

Category: Information resources management

Page: 480

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The Km Subject Matter Is A Subset Of Content Taught In The Decision Support Systems Course. This Text Is About Knowledge How To Capture It, How To Transfer It, How To Share It, And How To Manage It. Awad Takes Students Through A Process-Oriented Examination Of The Topic, Striking A Balance Between The Behavioral And Technical Aspects Of Knowledge Management And Use It.


Organizing Knowledge

The fourth edition of this standard student text, Organizing Knowledge, incorporates extensive revisions reflecting the increasing shift towards a networked and digital information environment, and its impact on documents, information, ...

Author: Jennifer Rowley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351913271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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The fourth edition of this standard student text, Organizing Knowledge, incorporates extensive revisions reflecting the increasing shift towards a networked and digital information environment, and its impact on documents, information, knowledge, users and managers. Offering a broad-based overview of the approaches and tools used in the structuring and dissemination of knowledge, it is written in an accessible style and well illustrated with figures and examples. The book has been structured into three parts and twelve chapters and has been thoroughly updated throughout. Part I discusses the nature, structuring and description of knowledge. Part II, with its five chapters, lies at the core of the book focusing as it does on access to information. Part III explores different types of knowledge organization systems and considers some of the management issues associated with such systems. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a chapter summary and a list of references for further reading. This is a key introductory text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of information management.

Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge

TO INCREASE KNOWLEDGE . — It is also proposed to appropriate a portion of
the income , annually , to special objects of research , under the direction of
suitable persons . 1. The objects , and the amount appropriated , to be
recommended ...

Author: Smithsonian Institution

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Working Knowledge

Corporate consultants examine the ways in which companies can best assess and utilize the intellectual value of their employees

Author: Thomas H. Davenport

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9780875846552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

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Corporate consultants examine the ways in which companies can best assess and utilize the intellectual value of their employees

Women Knowledge and Reality

This second edition of Women, Knowledge, and Reality continues to exhibit the ways in which feminist philosophers enrich and challenge philosophy.

Author: Pearsall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415917971

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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This second edition of Women, Knowledge, and Reality continues to exhibit the ways in which feminist philosophers enrich and challenge philosophy. Essays by twenty-five feminist philosophers, seventeen of them new to the second edition, address fundamental issues in philosophical and feminist methods, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophies of science, language, religion and mind/body. This second edition expands the perspectives of women of color, of postmodernism and French feminism, and focuses on the most recent controversies in feminist theory and philosophy. The chapters are organized by traditional fields of philosophy, and include introductions which contrast the ideas of feminist thinkers with traditional philosophers. The collected essays illustrate both the depth and breadth of feminist critiques and the range of contemporary feminist theoretical perspectives.

Love s Knowledge

This volume brings together Nussbaum's published papers on the relationship between literature and philosophy, especially moral philosophy.

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199879486

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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This volume brings together Nussbaum's published papers on the relationship between literature and philosophy, especially moral philosophy. The papers, many of them previously inaccessible to non-specialist readers, deal with such fundamental issues as the relationship between style and content in the exploration of ethical issues; the nature of ethical attention and ethical knowledge and their relationship to written forms and styles; and the role of the emotions in deliberation and self-knowledge. Nussbaum investigates and defends a conception of ethical understanding which involves emotional as well as intellectual activity, and which gives a certain type of priority to the perception of particular people and situations rather than to abstract rules. She argues that this ethical conception cannot be completely and appropriately stated without turning to forms of writing usually considered literary rather than philosophical. It is consequently necessary to broaden our conception of moral philosophy in order to include these forms. Featuring two new essays and revised versions of several previously published essays, this collection attempts to articulate the relationship, within such a broader ethical inquiry, between literary and more abstractly theoretical elements.

An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge

A clear and concise introduction to contemporary debates in epistemology, this title covers topics such as testimony, the internalism/externalism debate, and naturalized epistemology.

Author: Dan O'Brien

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745633161

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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A clear and concise introduction to contemporary debates in epistemology, this title covers topics such as testimony, the internalism/externalism debate, and naturalized epistemology.


Personal Knowledge

Polanyi, originally a chemist and chemical physicist is now widely acclaimed for his epistemology, which opposes the prevailing positivist approaches. His discussion of tacit knowledge has been influential in many fields.

Author: Michael Polanyi

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041515149X

Category: Gestalt psychology

Page: 428

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This study, first published in 1958, offers Michael Polanyis' epistemological insights. Polanyi, originally a chemist and chemical physicist, is widely acclaimed for his epistemology which opposes the prevailing positivist approaches. His discussion of tacit knowledge has proved to be influential in many fields from theology to artificial intelligence. This text represnts a contribution to 20th-century thought, and continues to make valuable insights to our understanding of how knowledge functions.

The Useful Knowledge of William Hutton

Above all, useful knowledge was accessible and literacy was increasing. These
factors attracted rough diamonds, like Hutton. His success helps us to see how
the provincial Enlightenment took root in industrial towns. BIRMINGHAM'S PRINT
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Author: Susan E. Whyman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198797834

Category: History

Page: 240

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The Useful Knowledge of William Hutton shows the rapid rise of a self-taught workman and the growing prominence of the city of Birmingham during the two major events of the eighteenth-century--the Industrial Revolution and the Enlightenment. Hutton achieved wealth, land, status, and literary fame, but later became a victim of violent riots. The book boldly claims that an understanding of the Industrial Revolution requires engagement with the figure of the "rough diamond," a person of worth and character, but lacking in manners, education, and refinement. A cast of unpolished entrepreneurs is brought to life as they drive economic and social change, and improve their towns and themselves. The book also contends that the rise of Birmingham cannot be understood without accepting that its vibrant cultural life was a crucial factor that spurred economic growth. Readers are plunged into a hidden provincial world marked by literacy, bookshops, printing, authorship, and the spread of useful knowledge. We see that ordinary people read history and wrote poetry, whilst they grappled with the effects of industrial change. Newly discovered memoirs reveal social conflict and relationships in rare detail. They also address the problems of social mobility, income inequality, and breath-taking technological change that continue to perplex us today.