The Essentials of Knowledge Management by John S. Edwards (eds.)

By John S. Edwards (eds.)

Brings jointly the pinnacle learn papers on wisdom administration, protecting either "soft" and "hard" ways to supply a holistic evaluate of a frequently below represented topic.

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38) (original emphasis). The basic outline of this nonepistemic concept of truth has a very Popperian ring to it. If we begin with our everyday purposeful activities within the lifeworld, we can see that our perceptual and conceptual apparatus unavoidably shapes our access to reality – we never meet it naked – but at the same time our interactions, and particularly our failures, lead us to revise our conceptual structure. In the lifeworld, while engaged in action, we presume and do not question the truths of the propositions we operate under.

This form of knowledge is not primarily propositional. We can always make a propositional statement about it – ‘It is true that I know Mary Scott’ but this is a second-level statement the object of which is our first-level experiential knowledge. ’ Knowledge in this sense can be much richer and deeper than simple propositional knowledge. To know someone is not simply to know that they exist; it is to have a complex set of understandings, experiences, feeling and beliefs about that person. Much of this may be tacit and difficult to express explicitly.

3 billion pages of information on the internet. Certainly, you can search for any topic imaginable and almost certainly discover many pages devoted to that subject. So, there is no shortage of putative knowledge but the question becomes how reliable is any of it? Is a particular page the polemical beliefs of someone with extreme views? Is it well meaning but unsubstantiated suppositions? Is it reasonably well-accepted commonsense advice? Or, is it substantive theoretical conclusions based on peer-reviewed research?

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