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The Knowledge Society

The Growing Impact of Scientific Knowledge on Social Relations

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  • © 1986


Part of the book series: Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook (SOSC, volume 10)

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The original essays collected here under the general title of The Knowledge Society were first commissioned for a conference held in the late fall of 1984 at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, West Germany. The conference in Darmstadt saw a larger number of contribu­ tions presented than could be accommodated in this edition of the Sociol­ ogy of the Sciences Yearbook. However, all contributions were important and affected those published in this collection. We are therefore grateful to all participants of the Darmstadt conference for their presentations and for their intense, useful as well as thoughtful discussion of all papers. Those chosen for publication in the Yearbook and those undoubtedly to be published elsewhere have all benefitted considerably from our discussions in Darmstadt which also included a number of the members of the edito­ rial board of the Yearbook. In addition, we are pleased that the authors were able to read and comment further on each other's papers prior to publication. As is the case in every endeavor of this kind, we have incurred many debts and are only able to acknowledge these at this point publicly while expressing our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the intellectual sup­ port and the considerable labor invested by a number of persons in the realization of the collection.

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. The Design of Knowledge Society

  2. The Social Role of Men of Knowledge

  3. Processes of Scientification

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Philosophy, Technical University of Darmstadt, West Germany

    Gernot Böhme

  • Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

    Nico Stehr

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Knowledge Society

  • Book Subtitle: The Growing Impact of Scientific Knowledge on Social Relations

  • Editors: Gernot Böhme, Nico Stehr

  • Series Title: Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1986

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-277-2305-5Published: 31 July 1986

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-90-277-2306-2Published: 31 July 1986

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-009-4724-5Published: 06 December 2012

  • Series ISSN: 0167-2320

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-1796

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 209

  • Topics: Social History

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