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Knowledge and Action

Knowledge and Action

  • Author: Peter Meusburger,Benno Werlen,Laura Suarsana
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 331944588X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 300
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This volume explores interdependencies between knowledge, action, and space from different interdisciplinary perspectives. Some of the contributors discuss knowledge as a social construct based on collective action, while others look at knowledge as an individual capacity for action. The chapters contain theoretical frameworks as well as experimental outcomes. Readers will gain insight into key questions such as: How does knowledge function as a prerequisite for action? Why are knowledge gaps growing and not diminishing in a knowledge society? How much knowledge is necessary for action? How do various types of knowledge influence the steps from cognition to action? How do different representations of knowledge shape action? What impact have spatial conditions for the formation of knowledge? What is the relationship between social and geographical space? The contributors consider rationality in social and economic theories as well as in everyday life. Attention is also given to action theoretic approaches and rationality from the viewpoints of psychology, post-structuralism, and human geography, making this an attractive book for students, researchers and academics of various backgrounds. This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

Clashes of Knowledge

Clashes of Knowledge

Orthodoxies and Heterodoxies in Science and Religion

  • Author: Peter Meusburger,Michael Welker,Edgar Wunder
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402055553
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 230
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Do traditional distinctions between "belief" and "knowledge" still make sense? How are differences between knowledge and belief understood in different cultural contexts? This book explores conflicts between various types of knowledge, especially between orthodox and heterodox knowledge systems, ranging from religious fundamentalism to heresies within the scientific community itself. Beyond addressing many fields in the academy, the book discusses learned individuals interested in the often puzzling spatial and cultural disparities of knowledge and clashes of knowledge.

Knowledge and Action

Knowledge and Action

  • Author: Dieter Frey,Heinz Mandl,Lutz von Rosenstiel
  • Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
  • ISBN: 1616762993
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 203
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Understanding the relationship between knowledge and action is vital, because without knowledge there is often no action and because knowledge can strongly influence actions. However, there is often considerable inconsistency between knowledge and action, and the research available on this relationship is not widely known. This intriguing volume provides help, by summarizing the findings of the research group “Knowledge and Action,” which was funded by the German Science Foundation and includes leading scholars from relevant areas such as social psychology, cognitive psychology, work and organizational psychology, educational psychology and developmental psychology.The chapters included in this book therefore examine the action-relevant function of knowledge in different areas, as well as investigating the effects that the acquisition of knowledge has on action in certain fields.

Simulation and Knowledge of Action

Simulation and Knowledge of Action

  • Author: Jérôme Dokic,Joëlle Proust
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9789027251701
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 269
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The current debate between theory theory and simulation theory on the nature of mentalisation has reached no consensus yet, although many now think that some hybrid theory is needed. This collection of essays represents an effort at re-evaluating the scope of simulation theory, while also considering areas in which it could be submitted to experimental tests. The volume explores the two main versions of simulation theory, Goldman s introspectionism and Gordon s radical simulationism, and enquires whether they allow a non-circular account of mentalisation. The originality of the volume is to confront conceptual views on simulation with data from pragmatics, developmental psychology and the neurosciences. Individual chapters contain discussions of specific issues such as autism, imitation, motor imagery, conditional reasoning, joint attention and the understanding of demonstratives. It will be of interest primarily to advanced students and researchers in the philosophy of mind, language and action, but also to everyone interested in the nature of interpretation and communication. (Series B)

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

JURIX 2003 : the Sixteenth Annual Conference

  • Author: Danièle Bourcier
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 9781586033989
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 187
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The range of topics addressed in this volume is broader than in previous JURIX volumes. All the main legal functions are covered: legal drafting, legal negotiating, legal decision making and legal argumentation. The traditional tools in AI have been greatly improved: expert systems interfaces become more friendly by using procedure maps. Generally speaking, progress has been made in process design for various legal tasks: to evaluate infringement and to implement e-governance models. Legal retrieval systems have shifted to the web and the recurrent question of legal language has become crucial in the building of the semantic web. Theoretical aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and law continue to be explored and modelling is the new way of making legal theory. Legal theorists continue to renew their concerns in logical aspects of legal reasoning and more and more AI and Law projects are interested in legal theory.

Knowledge, Space, Economy

Knowledge, Space, Economy

  • Author: John Bryson,Peter Daniels,Nick Henry,Jane Pollard
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134656777
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 352
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Realising Systems Thinking: Knowledge and Action in Management Science

Realising Systems Thinking: Knowledge and Action in Management Science

  • Author: John Mingers
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 038729841X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 312
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This book deals with the contribution of a systems approach to a range of disciplines from philosophy and biology to social theory and management. It weaves together material from some of the pre-eminent thinkers of the day. In doing so it creates a coherent path from fundamental work on philosophical issues of ontology and epistemology through specific domains of knowledge about the nature of information and meaning, human communication, and social intervention.

Space, Knowledge and Power

Space, Knowledge and Power

Foucault and Geography

  • Author: Professor Stuart Elden,Dr Jeremy W Crampton
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409487296
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 390
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The first to engage Foucault’s geographies in detail from a wide range of perspectives, this book is framed around his discussions with the journal Hérodote in the mid 1970s. The contributors (including a number of key figures such as David Harvey, Chris Philo, Sara Mills, Nigel Thrift, John Agnew, Thomas Flynn and Matthew Hannah) discuss just what they find valuable – and frustrating – about Foucault’s geographies. This is a book which will both surprise and challenge.

Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy

Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy

An Introduction

  • Author: Joe L. Kincheloe
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 140208224X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 275
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In a globalized neo-colonial world an insidious and often debilitating crisis of knowledge not only continues to undermine the quality of research produced by scholars but to also perpetuate a neo-colonial and oppressive socio-cultural, political economic, and educational system. The lack of attention such issues receive in pedagogical institutions around the world undermines the value of education and its role as a force of social justice. In this context these knowledge issues become a central concern of critical pedagogy. As a mode of education that is dedicated to a rigorous form of knowledge work, teachers and students as knowledge producers, anti-oppressive educational and social practices, and diverse perspectives from multiple social locations, critical pedagogy views dominant knowledge policies as a direct assault on its goals. Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction takes scholars through a critical review of the issues facing researchers and educators in the last years of the first decade of the twenty-first century. Refusing to assume the reader’s familiarity with such issues but concurrently rebuffing the tendency to dumb down such complex issues, the book serves as an excellent introduction to one of the most important and complicated issues of our time.

Gesellschaft, Handlung und Raum

Gesellschaft, Handlung und Raum

Grundlagen handlungstheoretischer Sozialgeographie

  • Author: Benno Werlen,Wernfried Güth,Florian Danckwerth
  • Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783515070317
  • Category: History
  • Page: 462
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Die politische Brisanz und soziale Bedeutung des "Gesellschaft-Raum-Verhaltnisses" hat die juengere europaische Geschichte nachdruecklich in Erinnerung gerufen. Was lange primar Gegenstand sozialgeographischer Theoriebildung war, ist damit ins Bewuatsein breiter Bevolkerungskreise gelangt und erweckt zunehmend auch das Interesse der Sozialwissenschaften. Damit wird neben der praktischen auch die sozialwissenschaftliche Relevanz geographischer Forschung offensichtlich. Hier wird deren Neuorientierung als Handlungswissenschaft zur Diskussion gestellt und es werden die dafuer notwendigen erkenntnis- und sozialtheoretischen Grundlagen erarbeitet. Dies schlieat in wichtigen Teilbereichen allerdings auch deren Reinterpretation ein. zu den vorherigen Auflagen: a... key reading for anyone concerned with the theory of social action and spatiality.o Society and Space aEs geschieht nicht allzu haufig, daa man bei der Lektuere einer geographischen Neuerscheinung sehr spontan und mit Nachdruck zur Uberzeugung kommt, ein wirklich grundlegendes Werk, sozusagen einen fachwissenschaftlichen Meilenstein, in Handen zu haben. Benno Werlens Buch war fuer den Rezensenten der seltene und ueberaus eindrucksvolle Beispielfall fuer ein derartiges Erlebnis.o Mitteilungen der Osterreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft.

Intelligent Autonomous Systems 12

Intelligent Autonomous Systems 12

Volume 1: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference IAS-12, Held June 26-29, 2012, Jeju Island, Korea

  • Author: Sukhan Lee,Hyungsuck Cho,Kwang-Joon Yoon,Jangmyung Lee
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642339263
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 876
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Intelligent autonomous systems are emerged as a key enabler for the creation of a new paradigm of services to humankind, as seen by the recent advancement of autonomous cars licensed for driving in our streets, of unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles carrying out hazardous tasks on-site, and of space robots engaged in scientific as well as operational missions, to list only a few. This book aims at serving the researchers and practitioners in related fields with a timely dissemination of the recent progress on intelligent autonomous systems, based on a collection of papers presented at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, held in Jeju, Korea, June 26-29, 2012. With the theme of “Intelligence and Autonomy for the Service to Humankind, the conference has covered such diverse areas as autonomous ground, aerial, and underwater vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, personal/domestic service robots, professional service robots for surgery/rehabilitation, rescue/security and space applications, and intelligent autonomous systems for manufacturing and healthcare. This volume 1 includes contributions devoted to Autonomous Ground Vehicles and Mobile Manipulators, as well as Unmanned Aerial and Underwater Vehicles and Bio-inspired Robotics.

Ecologies of Knowledge

Ecologies of Knowledge

Work and Politics in Science and Technology

  • Author: Susan Leigh Star
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791425657
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 421
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This collection of articles provides a comprehensive overview of personal and public issues related to social change and how they shape scientific and technical knowledge.

Language, Space, and Social Relationships

Language, Space, and Social Relationships

A Foundational Cultural Model in Polynesia

  • Author: Giovanni Bennardo
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521883121
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 371
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Discusses the relationship between language and the mental organisation of knowledge, based on research carried out in Polynesia.

Usable Theory

Usable Theory

Analytic Tools for Social and Political Research

  • Author: Dietrich Rueschemeyer
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400830671
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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The project of twentieth-century sociology and political science--to create predictive scientific theory--resulted in few full-scale theories that can be taken off the shelf and successfully applied to empirical puzzles. Yet focused "theory frames" that formulate problems and point to relevant causal factors and conditions have produced vibrant, insightful, and analytically oriented empirical research. While theory frames alone cannot offer explanation or prediction, they guide empirical theory formation and give direction to inferences from empirical evidence. They are also responsible for much of the progress in the social sciences. In Usable Theory, distinguished sociologist Dietrich Rueschemeyer shows graduate students and researchers how to construct theory frames and use them to develop valid empirical hypotheses in the course of empirical social and political research. Combining new ideas as well as analytic tools derived from classic and recent theoretical traditions, the book enlarges the rationalist model of action by focusing on knowledge, norms, preferences, and emotions, and it discusses larger social formations that shape elementary forms of action. Throughout, Usable Theory seeks to mobilize the implicit theoretical social knowledge used in everyday life. Offers tools for theory building in social and political research Complements the rationalist model of action with discussions of knowledge, norms, preferences, and emotions Relates theoretical ideas to problems of methodology Situates elementary forms of action in relation to larger formations Combines new ideas with themes from classic and more recent theories

Creative Space

Creative Space

Models of Creative Processes for the Knowledge Civilization Age

  • Author: Andrzej P. Wierzbicki,Yoshiteru Nakamori
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540284581
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 288
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Creative Space summarizes and integrates the various up-to-date approaches of computational intelligence to knowledge and technology creation including the specific novel feature of utilizing the creative abilities of the human mind, such as tacit knowledge, emotions and instincts, and intuition. It analyzes several important approaches of this new paradigm such as the Shinayakana Systems Approach, the organizational knowledge creation theory, in particular SECI Spiral, and the Rational Theory of Intuition – resulting in the concept of Creative Space. This monograph presents and analyzes in detail this new concept together with its ontology – the list and meanings of the analyzed nodes of this space and of the character of transitions linking these nodes.

Globalisation,, Knowledge and Labour

Globalisation,, Knowledge and Labour

Education for Solidarity Within Spaces of Resistance

  • Author: Mario Novelli,Anibel Ferus-Comelo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135202958
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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This book begins from the central premise that progressive social change requires collective struggle underpinned by a clear strategy, and that processes of neoliberal globalisation have altered the cartography upon which social struggle takes place. Drawing on insights from the knowledge production processes of labour movements around the world, this research seeks to highlight the central importance of knowledge production and processes of learning within social movements. Providing both a comprehensive theoretical and empirical introduction to the relationship between globalisation, knowledge and social movement strategy, the authors contend that the production and dissemination of alternative knowledge is central to a resurgence of working-class power. By presenting a wide range of case-studies, the book highlights the centrality of knowledge production and circulation processes to the potential expansion and revitalization of the role of civil society in the promotion of social democracy. The chapter contributors include activist-scholars, whose work represents a broad perspective on ‘labour’ including the unemployed, the self-employed at the margins of the labour market, the unorganized, and those who work in the informal economy. Delivering work which is at once theoretically rich and yet empirically informed, this work will be of interest to students and scholars from a range of disciplines including International Relations, Development Studies, Critical Labour and Social Movement Studies, and Education. It will also be of relevance to activists and practitioners engaged in strategy development and education in various social movements.

Knowledge into Action: Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Knowledge into Action: Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

  • Author: Danny P. Wallace,Connie J Van Fleet
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610692667
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 388
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The only book currently available that comprehensively integrates research and evaluation for evidence-based library and information science practice.

Research, Actionable Knowledge, and Social Change

Research, Actionable Knowledge, and Social Change

Reclaiming Social Responsibility Through Research Partnerships

  • Author: Edward P. St. John
  • Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN: 1579227376
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 276
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A professional text written for social science researchers and practitioners, Research, Actionable Knowledge and Social Change provides strategies and frameworks for using social science research to engage in critical social and educational problem solving. Combining the best practices of critical analysis and traditional research methods, this professional text offers guidance for using the Action Inquiry Model (AIM), a transformative model that explains how to successfully conduct action-oriented research in a multitude of professional service organizations. The aim of the text is to encourage a new generation of research-based partnerships reforms that promote equity and access for underserved populations. Topics discussed include: • The historical precedents for universities engaged in social change • The limitations of current social science theory and methods • The critical-empirical approach to social research • The issues relating to social justice within the policy decision process • The use of social research to integrate an emphasis of social justice into economic and policy decision making Research, Actionable Knowledge and Social Change does not propose different foundations for social research, but rather argues that it is necessary to reconsider how to work with theory and research methods to inform change. This text can also be used by students enrolled in graduate and Ed.D/Ph.D Higher Education Leadership programs and graduate programs across professional fields including K-12, public administration, sociology, health, cultural studies, organizational development and organizational theory. It further offers students guidance for research design and dissertation research.

Beyond Management

Beyond Management

Taking Charge at Work

  • Author: M. Addleson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230343414
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 276
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Traditional management structures, systems,and tools, intended to make the first factories of the industrial ageefficient, are now obsolete. Applying them to knowledge-work has exactly the opposite effect, causing all kinds of breakdowns. This book explains why knowledge workers have to manage themselves and tells them how to do it.

Digital Libraries: People, Knowledge, and Technology

Digital Libraries: People, Knowledge, and Technology

5th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2002, Singapore, December 11-14, 2002, Proceedings

  • Author: International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540002618
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 535
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Asian Digitial Libraries, ICADL 2002, held in Singapore in December 2002. The 34 revised full papers, 20 revised short papers, and 14 posters presented together with 7 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 170 submissions. The papers are organized in sections on information retrieval, multimedia digital libraries, data mining in digital libraries, special purpose digital libraries, digital library services, digital libraries for community building, information retrieval and Asian languages, building and using digital libraries, metadata issues, algorithms and protocols, human-computer interaction, and digital library infrastructure.