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Author Maasen, Sabine
Title Metaphor and the Dynamics of Knowledge
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2001
©2004
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (197 pages)
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Series Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought Ser
Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought Ser
Note Intro -- Metaphors and the Dynamics of Knowledge -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of figures and tables -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Metaphors and the dynamics of knowledge: preliminary thoughts -- 1 Analysing knowledge dynamics, in general, and the role of metaphors, in particular -- Observing the dynamics of 'ideas' in society -- Changing the observatory: a systems-theoretical and discourse-analytical approach -- 2 Metaphors as targets and tools in the analysis of knowledge dynamics -- Troubling terms -- Metaphor analysis from 'above', from 'below', and from 'in between' -- Metaphor analyses of knowledge dynamics -- 3 'Struggle for existence': selection, retention and extinction of a metaphor -- Vignette -- Functions and dysfunctions of metaphors in science -- Kampf urns Dasein - popularization and contexts of usage -- change of context: Weismann and the Krupp competition -- The metadiscourse on 'struggle for existence' -- 4 Of paradigms, shifts, and changes - the Kuhnian metaphor -- Vignette -- Thomas Kuhn's Structure - 'The right text at the right time' -- The 'Kuhnianization' of the social sciences -- Paving the way for postmodernism - the Kuhnian metaphor at work -- Kuhn, bartenders, theologians, and ice-cream parlours -- 5 The order of meaning: the career of chaos as a metaphor -- Vignette -- Introduction -- The career of chaos as a metaphor -- Chaos in contemporary social science discourses -- Metaphor transfer - discursive order out of/within chaos? -- 6 Metaphors and the dynamics of knowledge -- Struggle, Kuhn, and chaos: changing metaphors denoting change -- Struggle, Kuhn, and chaos: how metaphors create something new -- Dynamics of knowledge: from memes to metaphors -- Notes -- References -- Author index -- Subject index
This book opens up a new route to the study of knowledge dynamics and the sociology of knowledge. The focus is on the role of metaphors as powerful catalysts, and the book dissects their role in the construction of theories of knowledge. It is of vital interest to social and cognitive scientists alike
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Link Print version: Maasen, Sabine Metaphor and the Dynamics of Knowledge London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2001 9780415208024
Subject Semantics (Philosophy);Metaphor
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Alt Author Weingart, Peter
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