Knowledge: politics and knowledge

Reiner Grundmann (Editor), Nico Stehr (Editor)

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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. This five volume collection brings together a broad 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 by the editors, making it a unique and invaluable research resource for both student and scholar.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2005

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NameCritical Concepts

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Copyright of the Taylor & Francis (Routledge)


  • knowledge
  • social
  • modern society
  • disciplines
  • political
  • decision
  • sociology


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  • Knowledge: sociology of knowledge and science

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