Knowledge and Knowledge Systems: Learning from the Wonders of the Mind, 1st Edition

  • Eliezer Geisler
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  • ISBN-10: 1599049201
  • ISBN-13: 9781599049205
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 348 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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In recent years there has been a growing interest in the nature of knowledge, its structure and its utilization. With the advent and proliferation of computers and databases, knowledge has become a commodity embedded in our tools and machines that we use for everyday needs. This eBook provides key studies in the area of knowledge, its measurement and systems and a novel approach to the structure of knowledge and its progress.

This great e-reference applies to academics, information and knowledge professionals, and people involved in the regulation and policy-making of information and knowledge systems and discusses the ubiquitous presence of databases and knowledge systems, data mining, knowledge dispersion and transfer and a framework of how knowledge is structured and developed.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
1: The Structure of Knowledge.
2: Defining Knowledge: What is Knowledge.
3: Theories of Knowledge: What We Know about What We Know.
4: Seeds of Knowledge: Nuggets, Memes, and the Search for the Basic Unit.
5: Crucible of Synthesis: The Model of Knowledge, from Sensorial Signals to Architectures and Concepts.
6: Synaesthesia: The Gateway to Knowledge.
7: Knowledge is Clustering.
8: How We Organize What We Know.
9: The Progress of Knowledge.
10: The Evolutionary Model: Selection and Progress of Knowledge.
11: The Cumulation Hypothesis and the Model of Continuous Cumulation.
12: The Marvels of Analogy: Expansion and Infinities and Other Matters of Human Knowledge.
13: Epistemetrics: The Metrics of Knowledge.
14: Epistemetrics: The Metrics of Knowledge.
15: Epistemetrics: How We Measure.
16: Epistemetrics: Why We Measure.
17: Applications of Knowledge Systems in Organizations, The Economy, and Society.
18: From the Garden of Eden to the Knowledge Society.
19: The Neuronal Model of Knowledge Systems, Data Mining, and the Performance of Organizations.
20: SCIO, ERGO, OMNIS: The Knowledge Perspective of Everything.
21: Epilogue Towards a General Theory of Knowledge.
Additional Readings.
About the Contributors.