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1st Edition

Common Knowledge
The Challenge of Transdisciplinarity

ISBN 9780429104916
Published February 1, 2011 by EPFL Press
220 Pages

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Book Description

Knowledge is a living thing, sustained through dynamic reflexive processes. Whether at the level of cellular signaling pathways, Internet design, or sociocultural interactions, human understanding grows and accrues value through bi-directional transmission across networks of emitters and receptors. And the cross-fertilization of ideas from differen

Table of Contents

Foreword. Introduction. Transforming Knowledge into Wisdom. Common Responsibilities. Public, Relational and Organizational Trust in Economic Effairs. Learning from the Past: How to Bring Ethics and Economics in Line with the Real Nature of the Human Being. Collective Intelligence and Business Enterprise 2.0. Science and the Social Contract: On the Purposes, Uses and Abuses of Science. Scientific Knowledge Leads to Moral Responsibilities. Case Study Synthetic Biology. Common Goals. War and Peace: Cnflict and Cooperation in a Tropical Insect Society. Towards Understanding Conflict Elicitation and Conflict Resolution: Challenges for Brain, Behavioral and Social Sciences. Academic Prejudice and the Spirit of Humbleness. Kachile. Concepts, Tools & Strategies for a Post-Conflict Environment. Disciplines for the Common Good: From Insular to Systemic Interdisciplinarity Frontiers Research: Seek, Share & Create. Common Language. Towards a Science of Collective Intelligence. Collective Quality: How to Design Collective Standards of Knowledge? Web Science and Reflective Practice. Science Blogs in Research and Popularization of Science: Why, How and for Whom ? Understanding the Science of Stories.

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