General introduction

Reiner Grundmann, Nico Stehr

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Knowledge is of crucial, and growing importance in social, political and economic relations in modern society. The range and variety of available knowledge dramatically enlarges the available options of social action. 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge: Critical Concepts in Philosophy
EditorsReiner Grundmann, Nico Stehr
Number of pages1992
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameCritical Concepts


  • philosophy
  • knowledge
  • society
  • common sense
  • practical knowledge
  • economic process
  • expert knowledge
  • political decision making


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