The Evolutionary Model: Selection and Progress of Knowledge

The Evolutionary Model: Selection and Progress of Knowledge

Eliezer Geisler (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-918-2.ch008
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Abstract

It is often heralded that we live today in the “knowledge economy” and the “knowledge society.” It has become quite a traditional endeavor to divide the history of human progress into three main phases: the agrarian economy, the industrial economy, and the contemporary economy. The agrarian economy was based on labor and land, the industrial economy on labor and capital, and the contemporary economy on labor and knowledge.

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Dedication
Table of Contents
Foreword
Gerald M. Hoffman
Acknowledgment
Chapter 1
Eliezer Geisler
In virtually every aspect of our lives, we deal with knowledge. From the moment of birth, we are a sieve through which data is constantly feeding... Sample PDF
Defining Knowledge: What is it That We Know
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Chapter 2
Eliezer Geisler
This chapter reviews the main streams of research on knowledge, assembled from a diversity of academic disciplines, such as philosophy... Sample PDF
Theories of Knowledge: What We Know About What We Know
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Chapter 3
Eliezer Geisler
What is the basic unit of knowledge? To answer this pesky query means to also reveal what is knowledge and perhaps even what is the structure of... Sample PDF
Seeds of Knowledge: Nuggets, Memes, and the Search for the Basic Units
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Chapter 4
Eliezer Geisler
Why is the search for the basic unit of knowledge possible and necessary, even when separated from larger philosophical and scientific questions?... Sample PDF
Crucible of Synthesis: The Model of Knowledge, From Sensorial Signals to Architectures and Concepts
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Chapter 5
Eliezer Geisler
A good portion of brain research has been directed towards its anomalies, and mental illnesses that result from them. Examples include Alzheimer’s... Sample PDF
Synaestesia: The Gateway to Knowledge
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Chapter 6
Knowledge is Clustering  (pages 112-137)
Eliezer Geisler
The emergence of the basic unit of knowledge (by conjoining multiple sensorial intervals) is possible by means of the mind’s ability to cluster such... Sample PDF
Knowledge is Clustering
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Chapter 7
Eliezer Geisler
In developing the model of the structure of knowledge, I embraced the risk of wandering off into the wilderness of marginal, perhaps... Sample PDF
How We Organize What We Know
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Chapter 8
Eliezer Geisler
It is often heralded that we live today in the “knowledge economy” and the “knowledge society.” It has become quite a traditional endeavor to divide... Sample PDF
The Evolutionary Model: Selection and Progress of Knowledge
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Chapter 9
Eliezer Geisler
We generate, store, organize, and utilize knowledge in order to represent complex phenomena in ourselves and in our environment. We accumulate... Sample PDF
The Cumulation Hypothesis and the Model of Continuous Cumulation
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Chapter 10
Eliezer Geisler
Within the limited human existence, the knowledge we accumulate expands indefinitely. For every sediment of knowledge we add to our base, a... Sample PDF
The Marvels of Analogy: Expansion and Infinities and Other Matters of Human Knowledge
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Chapter 11
Eliezer Geisler
This chapter introduces the nation of “epistemetrics,” the metrics of knowledge. This is a conceptual space which consists of the measurement of the... Sample PDF
Epistemetrics: What We Measure
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Chapter 12
Eliezer Geisler
This chapter is focused on the ways and processes by which we measure human knowledge at both the individual and organizational levels. “How” we... Sample PDF
Epistemetrics: How We Measure
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Chapter 13
Eliezer Geisler
Every nugget of knowledge is relevant and useful. There is no knowledge that can be described as immaterial, irrelevant, unnecessary, or without... Sample PDF
Epistemetrics: Why We Measure
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Chapter 14
Eliezer Geisler
In the contemporary post-industrial society, we are continually creating and accumulating knowledge. There seems to be an unending quest to know... Sample PDF
From the Garden of Eden to the Knowledge Society
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Chapter 15
Eliezer Geisler
Why do we continue with our misplaced confidence in this primitive model? Among the possible reasons, I propose the following four key factors.... Sample PDF
The Neuronal Model of Knowledge Systems, Data Mining, and the Performance of Organizations
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Chapter 16
Eliezer Geisler
In this book I brought forth notions and views about the structure and progress of knowledge that are different, perhaps even revolutionary. Such... Sample PDF
Scio, Ergo, Omnis: The Knowledge Perspective of Everything
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Towards a General Theory of Knowledge
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