Item description for Knowledge and Politics by Riccardo Viale...
"Does knowledge matter to politics?" is the main question the book tries to answer. The analysis is interdisciplinary and covers a wide range of topics: a social epistemology assessment of the efficacy of political institutions in promoting the generation and the diffusion of science and technology; the proposal of the alternative concept of satisfying rationality to found the theory of social knowledge; the roles of social knowledge in the constitution making and the transitional justice; the arguments in favor of decentralized knowledge in social problem solving and its empowerment through devolution, de-bureaucratization and deregulation; the means to ensure the independency of knowledge from power and at the same time its social utility; the knowledge justified to inform the voters in political campaigns; the critique to technocracy as the wrong solution to deal with the crisis of complexity in contemporary society.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 16, 2001
Publisher Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
ISBN 3790814229 ISBN13 9783790814224
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More About Riccardo Viale
Riccardo Viale is Professor of Research and Innovation Policy at the "Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione di Roma" (SSPA) and Full Professor of Methodology of Social Sciences at the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Milano-Bicocca. He is Founder and President of the Rosselli Foundation of Turin; Director of LIRA (Laboratory on Innovation, Research and Enterprise) of the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Milano-Bicocca; Scientific Director of LaSCoMES (Laboratory of Cognitive Methodological and Socio-Economic Sciences) of the “ Luigi Bocconi” University of Milan, the University of Milano-Bicocca and of the Rosselli Foundation of Turin; Founder of the "Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive" (Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences); Scientific Director of "Istituto di Metodologia della Scienza e della Tecnologia" of Turin; Member of the High Level Expert Group on “ the integration and combination of nano-, bio-, info-, cognitive sciences and technologies” of the European Commission; Editor in chief of "Mind & Society - ""Cognitive Studies in Economics and Social Sciences "(Springer-Verlag); Member of the Editorial Board of "International Studies of Philosophy of Science"; Member of the Editorial Board of "Scipolicy – The Journal of Science and Health Policy"; Member of the Editorial Board of "Sistemi Intelligenti"; Consulting Editor of the journal "EPISTEME"; Member and Visiting Scholar in various foreign universities: Oxford; Aix en Provence; Rice, Houston; Fribourg; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Santa Barbara.Daniel Andler is a Professor at Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), amember, of the Institut d’ histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST, Université Paris I & CNRS) and Dé partement d’ é tudes cognitives, Ecole normale supé rieure, Paris. Andler holds doctoral degrees in mathematics from UC Berkeley and Paris. After specializing in model theory and teaching mathematics in various universities in and around Paris, he moved to positions in philosophy in Lille and then Nanterre. He is now the professor of philosophy of science and epstemology at Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV). For many years, he was co-director and then director of CREA (Centre de recherche en é pisté mologie appliqué e, Ecole polytechnique and CNRS, Paris). He has just stepped down as founding head of the Department of Cognitive Studies at Ecole normale supé rieure, Paris. He is the founding and current President of the Socié té de philosophie des sciences and vice-president of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (DLMPS) of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science. He writes mostly on the foundations of cognitive science. Editor or co-editor of four volumes, he is co-author of a two-volume work in philosophy of science. He is currently working on a couple of connected book projects, one focusing on knowledge, the other on mind. Lawrence A. Hirschfeld is Professor of Anthropology and Psychology at the New School for Social Research. Until 2005, Hirschfeld was Professor of Anthropology and of Psychology at the University of Michigan where he co-directed the Graduate Program for Culture and Cognition. He is Associate Editor of "Cognitive Science"and is a member of the Editorial Boards of "Journal of Cognition and Culture" and "Evolutionary Psychology. "He was an Advisory Editor for the "MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science." He was a member of the National Science Foundation’ s Anthropology Review Panel Member, a member of the National Science Foundation’ s advisory panel on Human Capital Initiative, and a consultant to U.S. Census Bureau. He was Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, in 1999-2000 and Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology and Psychology at Stanford University, 2000-2001. He was the Julia Lockwood Award Scholar at the University of Michigan, 1996-2001 and directed the University of Michigan’ s Academic Program in Aix-en-Provence, 1997-1998. In 1987-1989 he was a member of CREA, CNRS France, and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by the Fondation Fyssen.