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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