Publisher description for Knowledge : critical concepts / edited by Nico Stehr and Reiner Grundmann.


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This five volume collection brings together a carefully selected array of contributions from a variety of disciplines. Featuring essays from philosophers who have investigated the foundations of knowledge, and addressing different forms of knowledge in society such as common sense and practical knowledge, this collection also discusses the role of knowledge in economic process and gives attention to the role of expert knowledge in political decision making.
Including a collection of articles from the sociology of knowledge and science, the set also provides a new introduction and full index by the editors, making it a unique and invaluable research resource for both student and scholar.

Coverage includes:
1. Foundations of Knowledge
- Knowledge, Experience and Mind
- Knowledge and Reality
- Knowledge and Skepticism
- Knowledge and Ignorance
- Knowledge and Uncertainty
2: Knowledge and Society: Forms of Knowledge
- Everyday Knowledge
- Practical knowledge
- Tacit knowledge
- Secret Knowledge
- Scientific Knowledge
- Hermeneutics
- Knowledge Construction
- Indigenous (traditional) knowledge
3: Knowledge and the Economy
- The Economics of Knowledge
- Knowledge and Organisations
- Knowledge Acquisition
- Knowledge Based Systems (firms)
- Knowledge Management
- Knowledge and Information
- Knowledge and Law
4: Politics and Knowledge
- Science and Policy-Making
- The Power of Ideas and Discourse
- The Politics of Knowledge
5: Sociology of Knowledge and Science
- Classical Perspectives
- Modern Views
- Science Studies




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Knowledge, Theory of.