chapter  6
22 Pages

Knowledge Organisations: Developing Knowledge in Practice

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book discusses knowledge as a new, natural resource. It shows different theories of theories of knowledge development. The book argues for a non-relativistic interpretation of sociology of knowledge. It describes the concepts of individual/society relations. The book identifies three positions: pure logic of choice, pragmatic socialisation and subjective reflectivity which all tell us something important about how individuals perceive their social relation. It defines communicative rationality and considers conditions for rational dialogues. The book focuses on the development of economic thought and how this has led to a dualism in understanding economics. It presents four perspectives on development of the social and legal system: natural, rational, humanist and discursive. Knowledge development in the social field happens in very complex ways. It is in many cases the plurality of institutions and the differentiations of social field that leads to knowledge development.