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  ITtoolbox Knowledge Management Knowledge Base
Share your knowledge with the IT community at ITtoolbox Wiki:
Knowledge Bases: Business Intelligence - C Languages - CIO - CRM - Database - Data Warehouse - EAI
Emerging Technologies - ERP - Hardware - Knowledge Management - Networking - Project Management - SCM - Security
knowledgemanagement.ittoolbox.com   (306 words)

  
  Hayek, The Use of Knowledge in Society: Library of Economics and Liberty
It may be admitted that, as far as scientific knowledge is concerned, a body of suitably chosen experts may be in the best position to command all the best knowledge available—though this is of course merely shifting the difficulty to the problem of selecting the experts.
It is a curious fact that this sort of knowledge should today be generally regarded with a kind of contempt and that anyone who by such knowledge gains an advantage over somebody better equipped with theoretical or technical knowledge is thought to have acted almost disreputably.
To assume all the knowledge to be given to a single mind in the same manner in which we assume it to be given to us as the explaining economists is to assume the problem away and to disregard everything that is important and significant in the real world.
www.econlib.org /library/Essays/hykKnw1.html   (3817 words)

  
  knowledge - Definitions from Dictionary.com
A collection of knowledge, represented using some knowledge representation language is known as a knowledge base and a program for extending and/or querying a knowledge base is a knowledge-based system.
Knowledge differs from data or information in that new knowledge may be created from existing knowledge using logical inference.
For example, a knowledge base about a family might contain the facts that John is David's son and Tom is John's son and the rule that the son of someone's son is their grandson.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/knowledge   (928 words)

  
  Knowledge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Knowledge is also used to mean the confident understanding of a subject, potentially with the ability to use it for a specific purpose.
Knowledge management seeks to understand the way in which knowledge is used and traded within organisations and treats knowledge as self-referential and recursive.
The spread of this knowledge is examined by diffusion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Knowledge   (791 words)

  
 Descriptive knowledge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Descriptive knowledge, also declarative knowledge or propositional knowledge, is the species of knowledge that is, by its very nature, expressed in declarative sentences or indicative propositions.
This distinguishes descriptive knowledge from what is commonly known as "know-how", or procedural knowledge, that is, the knowledge of how, and especially how best, to perform some task.
Knowledge can be classified into a priori knowledge, which is obtained without needing to observe the world, and a posteriori or empirical knowledge, which is only obtained after observing the world or interacting with it in some way.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Propositional_knowledge   (1228 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Knowledge
knowledge and belief is more difficult to draw, owing chiefly to the vague meaning of the latter term.
knowledge undergoes great changes in the course of time; judgments are constantly modified, enlarged or narrowed down, in accordance with newly discovered facts and ascertained truths.
Knowledge is necessarily proportioned or relative to the capacity of the
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08673a.htm   (2551 words)

  
 Knowledge - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Knowledge is a rare and tragic disease, not recognized as such by the many trash collectors claiming to be professors.
Knowledge was the fruit in Eve's hand, which was plucked from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
According to physics,power is equal to work over time, and, since knowledge is power and time is money, we are left with Knowledge being equal to work over money, now, using algebra, we can eaisy switch this around, with use of cross multiplication and wind up with Money being equal to work over knowledge.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Knowledge   (442 words)

  
 Knowledge management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Knowledge management programs are typically tied to specific organizational objectives and are intended to lead to the achievement of specific targeted results such as improved performance, competitive advantage, or higher levels of innovation.
One alternative strategy to encoding knowledge into and retrieving knowledge from a knowledge repository such as a database is for individuals to instead access expert individuals on an ad hoc basis, as needed, with their knowledge requests.
Knowledge Management activities may be centralised in a Knowledge Management Office (KMO), or responsibility for Knowledge Management may be located in existing departmental functions, such as the HR or IT departments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Knowledge_management   (1875 words)

  
 Knowledge Management
Knowledge: If I put $100 in my savings account, and the bank pays 5% interest yearly, then at the end of one year the bank will compute the interest of $5 and add it to my principal and I will have $105 in the bank.
But knowledge management should simply be one of many cooperating means to an end, not the end in itself, unless your job turns out to be corporate knowledge management director or chief knowledge officer.
As such, knowledge management, and everything else for that matter, is important only to the extent that it enhances an organization's ability and capacity to deal with, and develop in, these four dimensions.
www.systems-thinking.org /kmgmt/kmgmt.htm   (2581 words)

  
 Knowledge Quotes - The Quotations Page
Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned.
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
www.quotationspage.com /subjects/knowledge   (480 words)

  
 What is knowledge management?
By the mid-1980s, the importance of knowledge (and its expression in professional competence) as a competitive asset was apparent, even though classical economic theory ignores (the value of) knowledge as an asset and most organizations still lack strategies and methods for managing it.
Unless the knowledge management approach incorporates methods of leveraging cumulative experience, the net result may not be positive, and the impact of implementation may be no more measurable than in traditional paper models.
Knowledge management has an important management component, but it is not an activity or discipline that belongs exclusively to managers.
www.media-access.com /whatis.html   (3488 words)

  
 Epistemology (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Although such knowledge is of epistemological interest as well, we shall focus on knowledge of propositions and refer to such knowledge using the schema ‘S knows that p’, where ‘S’ stands for the subject who has knowledge and ‘p’ for the proposition that is known.
As a theory of knowledge, reliabilism asserts that justification is not necessary for knowledge; rather, reliably produced true belief (provided the notion of reliability is suitably refined to rule out Gettier cases) is sufficient for it.
"Perceptual Knowledge." In: Greco and Sosa 1999, pp.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/epistemology   (17309 words)

  
 Knowledge Management & Workflow
Is also the home of knowledge ecology, an interdisciplinary art and science focused on developing, sharing, and applying knowledge not as a thing that can be "managed" but as a human and organizational capability that can be cultivated.
An Enterprise Knowledge Management (EKM) Model is a hierarchical network of rules that enables an agent to explain, anticipate and predict events and interaction patterns: (a) in the enterprise's Knowledge (Kn) Processes, or Knowledge Management (KM) Processes; and (b) in the enterprise's environment.
His current research is in the area of strategic knowledge management and includes the measurement and development of intellectual capital, knowledge managment and organizational learning and their effects on organizational performance.
www.insead.fr /CALT/Encyclopedia/ComputerSciences/Groupware/Workflow   (12183 words)

  
 Knowledge Quotes | Knowledge Quotations | Knowledge Sayings | Wisdom Quotes
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
The preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of the rich men in the country.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
www.wisdomquotes.com /cat_knowledge.html   (1397 words)

  
 Knowledge
Knowledge is the perception of the agreement or disagreement of two ideas -- John Locke (1689) BOOK IV.
Personal knowledge embedded in individual experience and involves intangible factors, such as personal beliefs, perspective, and the value system.
Artifacts derived from knowledge creation are facts, concepts, processes, procedures, and principles.
www.nwlink.com /~donclark/knowledge/knowledge.html   (723 words)

  
 Middle Knowledge [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Free knowledge can therefore be thought of as including a number of propositions of the form, It is the case that p (Note that propositions of the forms, It was the case that p, and It will be the case that p, can be reduced to a proposition which refers to the present).
Since God's knowledge of counterfactuals of creaturely freedom informs His decision about which possible world to actualize, that knowledge and the true counterfactuals are part of the causal history of the actual world and therefore, are part of the fixed past.
Some of the proponents of middle knowledge have suggested that the grounding objection is based on the assumption that a causal connection must exist between the antecedent and consequent of a counterfactual of creaturely freedom in order for it to be true.
www.iep.utm.edu /m/middlekn.htm   (4972 words)

  
 knowledge definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
With all our knowledge, we still haven't found a cure for the common cold.
They had a lifetime of experience and involvement with primary schools, and were able to distill that lifetime's knowledge very rapidly.
wisdom accumulated knowledge of life or of a sphere of activity that has been gained through experience;
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_/knowledge.html   (327 words)

  
 The Analysis of Knowledge (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
The objective of the analysis of knowledge is to state the conditions that are individually necessary and jointly sufficient for propositional knowledge: knowledge that such-and-such is the case.
Propositional knowledge must be distinguished from two other kinds of knowledge that fall outside the scope of the analysis: knowing a place or a person, and knowing how to do something.
Those who think that belief is necessary for knowledge could reply that the example does not qualify as a case of knowledge without belief because it isn't a case of knowledge to begin with.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/knowledge-analysis   (9174 words)

  
 The duality of knowledge
However, the tacit knowledge is not articulated and shared; the learner actually develops their own tacit knowledge by becoming immersed in the practice itself, under the guidance of a mentor and whilst situated in a particular environment.
In an earlier paper, we adopted the terms 'hard knowledge' and 'soft knowledge' (Hildreth et al, 1999) as working terms to describe the different kinds of knowledge that were being explored in the KM field.
Nonaka contends that tacit knowledge is hard to formalize and therefore difficult to communicate: it is (in Polanyi's terms) knowledge that is not at the forefront of consciousness.
informationr.net /ir/8-1/paper142.html   (7192 words)

  
 A History of Knowledge
Knowledge has been, first and foremost, a tool to become the "subject" of change, as opposed to being the "object" of change.
Plato ruled out the senses as a reliable source of knowledge, and focused instead on "ideas", which exist in a world of their own, are eternal and are unchangeable.
Cynics, who thought that knowledge is impossible, saw attachment to material things as the root problem, and advocated a return to nature.
www.thymos.com /know/history.html   (20834 words)

  
 Knowledge
Three of the knowledges toward the end of the list are barely touched on, and the end of the talk is fairly abrupt.
Lower knowledge is something everyone has, Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike: the various branches of worldly knowledge that people study from textbooks so as to run their societies and administer their nations.
And then there are the special branches of knowledge, the scientific ways of thinking that people use to invent all sorts of amazing contraptions for the human race — things like clairvoyance (television), clairaudience (telephones), and powers of levitation (airplanes).
www.accesstoinsight.org /lib/thai/lee/knowledge.html   (6166 words)

  
 THE SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE
Perhaps no where is this imagination so exercised than in the sociology of knowledge, which studies the social sources and social consequences of knowledge--how, for instance, social organization shapes both the content and structure of knowledge or how various social, cultural, political conditions shield people from truth.
It has been argued that the concept of knowledge is to sociology as the notion of attitude is to psychology: a notion so central that, in many ways, it is the foundation for the entire discipline.
Here the sociology of knowledge examines the relationships between mental phenomena and social organization--how, for example, the oppressed are exploited through "false consciousness," how "groupthink" dynamics stifle the creativity of decision-makers, and how ideologies and stereotypes shape what is perceived.
www.trinity.edu /~mkearl/knowledg.html   (4473 words)

  
 Joho the Blog: NECC talk - New Shape of Knowledge
Knowledge began in ancience Greece as a way of sorting through conversations to discover what's the right advice for guiding the state.
We don't insist on a perfect beer before we drink one, and we shouldn't insist on perfect knowledge; since knowledge is social, it's as flawed as we are.
I often think about the way in which we restrain kids to books and paper not only when researching knowledge etc but also when they are asked to record their knowledge.
www.hyperorg.com /blogger/mtarchive/004153.html   (2693 words)

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