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Societal dynamics : understanding social knowledge and wisdom

Author: Frederick Betz
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, ©2012.
Series: Innovation, technology, and knowledge management, 11.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At both a micro-information level and a macro-societal level, the concepts of "knowledge" and "wisdom" are complementary - in both decisions and in social structures and institutions. At the decision level, knowledge is concerned with how to make a proper choice of means, where "best" is measured as the efficiency toward achieving an end. Wisdom is concerned with how to make a proper choice of ends that attain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Betz, Frederick, 1937-
Societal dynamics.
New York, NY : Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, ©2012
(DLC) 2011939792
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Betz
ISBN: 9781461412786 1461412781 1283444291 9781283444293 1461412773 9781461412779
OCLC Number: 765949049
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 344 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Wisdom Versus Knowledge --
Ideology and Dictatorship --
Idealism and Realism: The Normative and the Empirical --
Societal Models --
Ethics in Society --
Universalization of Perspective --
Designing Society --
Redesigning Society --
Reforming Society --
Societal Stasis and Change --
Civilization and Society --
Normative Societal Theory --
Influence, Ideology, and Corruption --
Research Technique.
Series Title: Innovation, technology, and knowledge management, 11.
Responsibility: Frederick Betz.

Abstract:

Historically, the disciplines of the physical sciences and biology have provided scientific foundations for societal knowledge But the social science disciplines of sociology, economics, political  Read more...

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