Theories of Knowledge: What We Know About What We Know

Theories of Knowledge: What We Know About What We Know

Eliezer Geisler (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-918-2.ch002
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Abstract

This chapter reviews the main streams of research on knowledge, assembled from a diversity of academic disciplines, such as philosophy (epistemology), philosophy of science, psychology, economics, and management and organization sciences. For the sake of continuity in the style in which this book is written, and for the comfort of the reader, I shall do my best to refrain from overusing esoteric terminologies of these streams or research movements. Terms such as “positivism,” “phenomenology,” “modernism,” “reconstruction,” and similar descriptions will be avoided, as will “post” and “neo” in conjunction with any of the above. Simply, the review will address what I believe to be the key arguments and the foundational components of prior scholarship and their contributions to the modeling of the structure of knowledge.1

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