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  1. Knowledge societies.Nico Stehr - 1994 - Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.
    Knowledge Societies offers both a critical examination of existing social theory, and a new synthesis of social theory with the actual study of knowledge relations in advanced economies. Some of the elements explored are scientization: the penetration not only of production but of most social action by scientific knowledge; the transformation of access to knowledge through higher education; the growth of experts (managers, accountants, advisors, and counselors) and of corresponding institutions based on the deployment of specialized knowledge; and a shift (...)
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    Practising Interdisciplinarity.Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr (eds.) - 2000 - University of Toronto Press.
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    Knowledge and politics: the sociology of knowledge dispute.Volker Meja & Nico Stehr (eds.) - 1990 - New York: Routledge.
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    II.4 The Magic Triangle: In Defense of a General Sociology of Knowledge.Nico Stehr - 1981 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (2):225-229.
    It has become extremely questionable whether, in the flux of life, it is a genuinely worthwhile intellectual problem to seek to discover fixed and immutable ideas or absolutes.
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  5. Relativism and the sociology of knowledge'.Nico Stehr & Volker Meja - 1990 - In Volker Meja & Nico Stehr (eds.), Knowledge and Politics: The Sociology of Knowledge Dispute. Routledge. pp. 285--306.
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    References.Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr - 2000 - In Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr (eds.), Practising Interdisciplinarity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 273-290.
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    Social science, epistemology, and the problem of relativism.Volker Meja & Nico Stehr - 1988 - Social Epistemology 2 (3):263 – 271.
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    The diversity of modes of discourse and the development of sociological knowledge.Nico Stehr & Anthony Simmons - 1979 - Zeitschrift Für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 10 (1):141-161.
    This paper presents an analysis of the structure of contemporary sociological knowledge in terms of a theory of scientific discourse. The concept of 'discourse' is introduced as a theoretical refinement of the concept of 'paradigm' and is applied to the classes of knowledge claims of the natural and social sciences. It is concluded that general modes of scientific discourse are definable in terms of their vertical differentiation from everyday discourse, while particular modes of sociological discourse are additionally definable in terms (...)
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    Consumption between Market and Morals: A Socio-cultural Consideration of Moralized Markets.Marian Adolf & Nico Stehr - 2010 - European Journal of Social Theory 13 (2):213-228.
    At a time when the formerly strictly separated roles of citizen and consumer are arguably blurry, and when once powerful social institutions increasingly must yield to new social forces based on heightened knowledgeability and historically unprecedented wealth, it is likely that the economy of modern society is also subject to implicit changes. In this article, we argue that traditional theories of the market are increasingly losing their basis for analysing economic relationships as purely rational acts of exchange and utility maximization. (...)
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    Social Scientific Knowledge about Knowledge and Information.Nico Stehr - 2023 - Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 60 (3):131-170.
    Knowledge does not exist as an isolated “piece” of knowledge. Knowledge exists in an aggregated collective state. I define knowledge as a capacity for social action and as a model for reality, as the possibility to set “something in motion”, for example, to solve a task, to produce a material object such as a semiconductor chip or to be competent to prevent something from occurring, for example, the onset of an illness. In this sense, knowledge is a universal human phenomenon, (...)
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    Contents.Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr - 2000 - In Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr (eds.), Practising Interdisciplinarity. University of Toronto Press.
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  12. Max Weber and the Lutheran Social Congress: the authority of discourse and the discourse of authority.Nico Stehr - 1994 - History of the Human Sciences 7 (4):21-39.
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    The foundations of innovation in modern societies: the displacement of concepts and knowledgeability.Marian Adolf, Jason L. Mast & Nico Stehr - 2013 - Mind and Society 12 (1):11-22.
    Our paper offers a contribution to the growing literature on the sociology of innovation rather than the still dominant economic theory of innovation. We suggest that innovation first and foremost represents a process of cognitive displacement whereby existing metaphorical frameworks are reconstituted to account for new phenomena in a process that changes both the metaphor’s and the new phenomenon’s compositions. We suggest that integral to this process is knowledgeability, or a bundle of social and cognitive competencies that emerge as one (...)
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    Der Streit um die Wissenssoziologie.Volker Meja & Nico Stehr (eds.) - 1982 - Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.
    1. Bd. Die Entwicklung der deutschen Wissenssoziologie -- 2. Bd. Rezeption und Kritik der Wissenssoziologie.
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    Climate change and social order: Knowledge for action?Wayne Messner, Dennis Bray, Guy C. Germain & Nico Stehr - 1992 - Knowledge, Technology & Policy 5 (4):82-100.
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    Die Freiheit ist eine Tochter des Wissens.Nico Stehr - 2015 - Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
    Der wechselseitige Einfluss von Wissen und Freiheit (und damit Demokratie) in modernen, hochkomplexen Gesellschaften wie auch der Wandel ihrer Beziehungen im Laufe der Moderne ist eines der faszinierendsten Themen unseres Zeitalters. Es handelt sich dabei wohl kaum um eine einmal festgeschriebene, statische Beziehung, sondern um eine historisch-dynamische Relation, die immer von der Entwicklung der Wissensformen und der jeweils relevanten Definition von Freiheit mitbestimmt wurde und wird. Dieses Buch beleuchtet die neuartigen Probleme und Herausforderungen der Demokratie im Angesicht der rapide anwachsenden (...)
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    Deciphering Information Technologies: Modern Societies as Networks.Nico Stehr - 2000 - European Journal of Social Theory 3 (1):83-94.
    This essay advances two sets of critical observations about Manuel Castells's suggestion and detailed elaboration of the idea that modern society from the 1980s onwards constitutes a network society and that the unity in the diversity of global restructuring has to be seen in the massive deployment of information and communication technologies in all spheres of modern social life. The criticism attends to the possibility that the emphasis on the social role of information technologies in advanced society amounts to a (...)
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  18. David J. Levy, Realism: An Essay in Interpretation and Social Reality Reviewed by.Nico Stehr - 1981 - Philosophy in Review 1 (2/3):96-97.
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    Globale Wissenswelten oder grenzenlose Erkenntnisse.Nico Stehr - 2008 - Rechtstheorie 39 (2):301-328.
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  20. Information, Power, and Democracy: Liberty is a Daughter of Knowledge.Nico Stehr - 2015 - Cambridge University Press.
    The link between liberty and knowledge is neither static nor simple. Until recently the mutual support between knowledge, science, democracy and emancipation was presupposed. Recently, however, the close relationship between democracy and knowledge has been viewed with skepticism. The growing societal reliance on specialized knowledge often appears to actually undermine democracy. Is it that we do not know enough, but that we know too much? What are the implications for the freedom of societies and their citizens? Does knowledge help or (...)
     
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    In-between: The Simultaneity of the Non-simultaneous.Nico Stehr - 2022 - Social Epistemology 36 (4):407-424.
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    Knowledge: critical concepts.Nico Stehr & Reiner Grundmann (eds.) - 2005 - New York: Routledge.
    This five volume collection brings together a carefully selected array of contributions from a variety of disciplines. Featuring essays from philosophers who have investigated the foundations of knowledge, and addressing different forms of knowledge in society such as common sense and practical knowledge, this collection also discusses the role of knowledge in economic process and gives attention to the role of expert knowledge in political decision making. Including a collection of articles from the sociology of knowledge and science, the set (...)
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    Knowing Everything about Nothing: Specialization and Change in Research Careers. John Ziman.Nico Stehr - 1990 - Isis 81 (3):618-619.
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    Knowledge, markets and biotechnology.Nico Stehr - 2004 - Social Epistemology 18 (4):301 – 314.
    In this paper it is argued that the modern economy, as it transforms itself into a knowledge-based economy, loses much of the immunity from societal influences it once enjoyed, at least in advanced societies. This implies that the boundaries of the economy as a social system become more porous and fluid. Among the traffic that increasingly moves across the system-specific boundaries of the economy, from the opposite direction as it were, are cultural practices and beliefs that were heretofore perceived as (...)
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  25. Modernity and postmodernity.Nico Stehr & Jason L. Mast - 2014 - In Samir Dasgupta (ed.), Postmodernism in a global perspective. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications India Pvt.
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    Sociological Languages.Nico Stehr - 1982 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 12 (1):47-57.
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    The Evolution of Meaning Systems: An Interview with Niklas Luhmann.Nico Stehr - 1982 - Theory, Culture and Society 1 (1):33-48.
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    The power of knowledge: Race science, race policy, and the Holocaust.Jay Weinstein & Nico Stehr - 1999 - Social Epistemology 13 (1):3-35.
    From the beginning of the scientific revolution, scientists, philosophers, and laypersons have been concerned about the effects of knowledge on social relations. Although views differ about the details of this knowledge-society interface, most observers have understood that the kind of knowledge that emanates from establishedscience can indeed be quite powerful in practice. In exploring both the nature of race science discourse and selected features of the practical context within which it resonates effectively, the authors' investigationsof this field and its contribution (...)
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    The Price of Knowledge.Nico Stehr & Marian T. Adolf - 2016 - Social Epistemology 30 (5-6):483-512.
    Our article addresses the question how to assess and measure the value or price of knowledge, and probes the issue from a variety of social scientific and practical perspectives. Against the background of a sociological concept of knowledge, economic, political, social, and juridical perspectives that may lead to a price of knowledge are discussed. We observe that knowledge is seen to play an ever greater role within as well as across economies and politics; that its embodiment makes it difficult to (...)
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    The university in knowledge societies.Nico Stehr - 1998 - Social Epistemology 12 (1):33 – 42.
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    Wissenspolitik: die Überwachung des Wissens.Nico Stehr - 2003 - Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.
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    Wissenschaftssoziologie: Studien u. Materialien.Nico Stehr & René König (eds.) - 1975 - Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag.
    Zur Soziologie der Wissenschaftssoziologie* Von Nico Stehr Die Wissenschaftssoziologie ist in Bewegung geraten und mit ihr Wissenschaftsgeschichte und Wissenschaftstheorie sowie eine Reihe weiterer, im akademischen Bereich insti­ tutionalisierter wissenschaftlicher Spezialgebiete, die sich "Wissenschaft" reflexiv als Forschungsobjekt gewählt haben!. Die in diesem Band zusammengetragenen Aufsätze sind sowohl Ausdruck als auch Er­ gebnis dieser neuerlichen Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der Wissenschaftssoziologie in verschiedenen Ländern und, wie man immer mehr feststellen kann, der ihr einerseits verwandten, andererseits aber auch vorausgehenden und komplementären theoreti­ schen (...)
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    Contributors.Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr - 2000 - In Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr (eds.), Practising Interdisciplinarity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 291-294.
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    Concluding Comments.Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr - 2000 - In Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr (eds.), Practising Interdisciplinarity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 270-272.
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    Frontmatter.Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr - 2000 - In Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr (eds.), Practising Interdisciplinarity. University of Toronto Press.
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    Introduction.Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr - 2000 - In Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr (eds.), Practising Interdisciplinarity. University of Toronto Press.
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    Preface.Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr - 2000 - In Peter Weingart & Nico Stehr (eds.), Practising Interdisciplinarity. University of Toronto Press.
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