The Practice of Knowing and Knowing in Practices
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This book is a philosophical analysis of knowledge in practices, focused on knowing how, tacit knowledge and expert knowledge. Knowing in action is the key concept. It covers understanding, well-functioning routines as well as successful learning processes. It is argued that knowledge-in-action is more basic than propositional or theoretical knowledge. Key notions are knowing as a kind of attentiveness or a way of being in the world, knowing as continued learning, and knowledge as what leads people in the best way. The book is a contribution to the contemporary philosophical discussions about knowing how, tacit knowledge and expert knowledge. At the same time, it is written as an interdisciplinary and case-based introduction to the epistemology of knowing and learning.

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Bengt Molander, Professor of Philosophy at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, studied philosophy in Uppsala and Oxford. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Konstanz, the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University and the University of Cambridge.

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Contents: Epistemology of practices – Knowledge in action – Tacit knowledge – Knowing how – Expert knowledge – Practical and theoretical knowledge traditions – Pragmatist analytical framework – William James – Ludwig Wittgenstein.
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