The Evolution of Knowledge

A fundamentally new approach to the history of science and technology This book presents a new way of thinking about the history of science and technology, one that offers a grand narrative of human history in which knowledge serves as a critical factor of cultural evolution. Jürgen Renn examines the role of knowledge in global transformations going back to the dawn of civilization while providing vital perspectives on the complex challenges confronting us today in the Anthropocene—this new geological epoch shaped by humankind. Renn reframes the history of science and technology within a much broader history of knowledge, analyzing key episodes such as the evolution of writing, the emergence of science in the ancient world, the Scientific Revolution of early modernity, the globalization of knowledge, industrialization, and the profound transformations wrought by modern science. He investigates the evolution of knowledge using an array of disciplines and methods, from cognitive science and experimental psychology to earth science and evolutionary biology. The result is an entirely new framework for understanding structural changes in systems of knowledge—and a bold new approach to the history and philosophy of science. Written by one of today's preeminent historians of science, The Evolution of Knowledge features discussions of historiographical themes, a glossary of key terms, and practical insights on global issues ranging from climate change to digital capitalism. This incisive book also serves as an invaluable introduction to the history of knowledge.

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  • Author : Jürgen Renn
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 584 pages
  • ISBN : 069117198X
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Evolution of Knowledge

The Evolution of Knowledge
  • Author : Jürgen Renn
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 14 January 2020
GET THIS BOOKThe Evolution of Knowledge

A fundamentally new approach to the history of science and technology This book presents a new way of thinking about the history of science and technology, one that offers a grand narrative of human history in which knowledge serves as a critical factor of cultural evolution. Jürgen Renn examines the role of knowledge in global transformations going back to the dawn of civilization while providing vital perspectives on the complex challenges confronting us today in the Anthropocene—this new

Evolution of Knowledge Science

Evolution of Knowledge Science
  • Author : Syed V. Ahamed
  • Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
  • Release : 15 November 2016
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Knowledge Science: Design Concepts of Intelligent Internet based Humanist Machines explains how to design and build the next generation of intelligent machines that solve social and environmental problems in a systematic, coherent and optimal fashion. It brings together principles from computer and communication sciences, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, social sciences, and more to describe computer systems that deal with knowledge, its representation and how to deal with knowledge centric objects. Readers will learn new tools and techniques to measure, enhance,

A Brief History of Knowledge for Social Science Researchers

A Brief History of Knowledge for Social Science Researchers
  • Author : Deborah Court
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 13 February 2020
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A Brief History of Knowledge for Social Science Researchers outlines a history of knowledge from Ancient Greece to present day, in Europe and the Western world. This outline provides the basis for understanding where various research methods originate, and their epistemological, historical, political and social roots. This book provides social science researchers with an understanding of how research methods developed, and how their truth criteria, and what is accepted as knowledge, spring from human history. Research is often reduced to

The Evolution of Scientific Knowledge

The Evolution of Scientific Knowledge
  • Author : Hans Siggaard Jensen,Lykke Margot Richter,Morten Thanning Vendel_
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 01 January 2003
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The Evolution of Scientific Knowledge aims to reach a unique understanding of science with the help of economic and sociological theories. The economic theories used are institutionalist and evolutionary. The sociological theories draw from the type of work on social studies of science that have, in recent decades, transformed our picture of science and technology.

Scientifica Historica

Scientifica Historica
  • Author : Brian Clegg
  • Publisher : Ivy Press
  • Release : 01 October 2019
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Scientifica Historica is an illustrated, essay-based review of those books that marked the development of science from ancient civilizations to the new millennium. The book is divided into five eras and explores the leading scientific pioneers, discoveries and books within them: Ancient World – looks at the beginnings of language, plus the first ever scientific documents produced and translated Renaissance in Print – explores the effects of the invention of the printing press and the exploration of the seas and skies Modern

A History of Science in World Cultures

A History of Science in World Cultures
  • Author : Scott L. Montgomery,Alok Kumar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 12 June 2015
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To understand modern science, it is essential to recognize that many of the most fundamental scientific principles are drawn from the knowledge of ancient civilizations. Taking a global yet comprehensive approach to this complex topic, A History of Science in World Cultures uses a broad range of case studies and examples to demonstrate that the scientific thought and method of the present day is deeply rooted in a pluricultural past. Covering ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Greece, China, Islam, and the

Evolution of Knowledge Science

Evolution of Knowledge Science
  • Author : Syed V. Ahamed
  • Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
  • Release : 25 October 2016
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Evolution of Knowledge Science: Myth to Medicine: Intelligent Internet-Based Humanist Machines explains how to design and build the next generation of intelligent machines that solve social and environmental problems in a systematic, coherent, and optimal fashion. The book brings together principles from computer and communication sciences, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, social sciences, and more to describe computer systems that deal with knowledge, its representation, and how to deal with knowledge centric objects. Readers will learn new tools and techniques to

The Frontiers of Knowledge

The Frontiers of Knowledge
  • Author : A. C. Grayling
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 06 May 2021
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'Grayling brings satisfying order to daunting subjects' Steven Pinker _________________________ In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5 per cent of the universe; pre-history is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are

Knowledge and Power

Knowledge and Power
  • Author : William Burns
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 06 July 2018
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Knowledge and Power presents and explores science not as something specifically for scientists, but as an integral part of human civilization, and traces the development of science through different historical settings from the Middle Ages through to the Cold War. Five case studies are examined within this book: the creation of modern science by Muslims, Christians and Jews in the medieval Mediterranean; the global science of the Jesuit order in the early modern world; the relationship between "modernization" and "westernization"

The New Production of Knowledge

The New Production of Knowledge
  • Author : Michael Gibbons
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 09 September 1994
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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

Science as Social Knowledge

Science as Social Knowledge
  • Author : Helen E. Longino
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 31 March 2020
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Conventional wisdom has it that the sciences, properly pursued, constitute a pure, value-free method of obtaining knowledge about the natural world. In light of the social and normative dimensions of many scientific debates, Helen Longino finds that general accounts of scientific methodology cannot support this common belief. Focusing on the notion of evidence, the author argues that a methodology powerful enough to account for theories of any scope and depth is incapable of ruling out the influence of social and

A History of the Modern Fact

A History of the Modern Fact
  • Author : Mary Poovey,Samuel Rudin University Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Institute for the History of the Production of Knowledge Mary Poovey
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 01 December 1998
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How did the fact become modernity's most favored unit of knowledge? How did description come to seem separable from theory in the precursors of economics and the social sciences? Mary Poovey explores these questions in A History of the Modern Fact, ranging across an astonishing array of texts and ideas from the publication of the first British manual on double-entry bookkeeping in 1588 to the institutionalization of statistics in the 1830s. She shows how the production of systematic knowledge from descriptions

Scientific Knowledge

Scientific Knowledge
  • Author : J.H. Fetzer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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With this defense of intensional realism as a philosophical foundation for understanding scientific procedures and grounding scientific knowledge, James Fetzer provides a systematic alternative to much of recent work on scientific theory. To Fetzer, the current state of understanding the 'laws' of nature, or the 'law-like' statements of scientific theories, appears to be one of philosophical defeat; and he is determined to overcome that defeat. Based upon his incisive advocacy of the single-case propensity interpretation of probability, Fetzer develops a

Why Are There Still Creationists?

Why Are There Still Creationists?
  • Author : Jonathan Marks
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 15 June 2021
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The evidence for the ancestry of the human species among the apes is overwhelming. But the facts are never “just” facts. Human evolution has always been a value-laden scientific theory and, as anthropology makes clear, the ancestors are always sacred. They may be ghosts, or corpses, or fossils, or a naked couple in a garden, but the idea that you are part of a lineage is a powerful and universal one. Meaning and morals are at play, which most certainly