Synopses & Reviews
We are witnessing the beginning of a new era of knowledge economy and information society, which can be jointly called the era of knowledge and informational civilization. In this era, it is necessary to better understand the processes of knowledge creation. Philosophy has investigated knowledge creation for millennia, but concentrated in the last fifty years on macro-theories of knowledge creation on a grand historical scale; knowledge economy, on the other hand, needs microtheories of knowledge creation applicable to today and tomorrow. Therefore, many new micro-theories of knowledge and technology creation have emerged in the last decade of the 20th Century and in the beginning years of the 21st Century from fields outside of philosophy. This book contains an integration of such diverse micro-theories of knowledge creation, needed as the foundation for diverse applications in knowledge management and knowledge engineering to provide the reader a better understanding of knowledge creation processes, which is necessary at the beginning stages of the knowledge and informational civilization era.
Creative Space summarizes and integrates the various up-to-date approaches of computational intelligence to knowledge and technology creation including the specific novel feature of utilizing the creative abilities of the human mind, such as tacit knowledge, emotions and instincts, and intuition. It analyzes several important approaches of this new paradigm such as the Shinayakana Systems Approach, the organizational knowledge creation theory, in particular SECI Spiral, and the Rational Theory of Intuition - resulting in the concept of Creative Space. This monograph presents and analyzes in detail this new concept together with its ontology - the list and meanings of the analyzed nodes of this space and of the character of transitions linking these nodes.
Table of Contents
Preliminaries; Part I: Models of Creative Processes; Rational Theory of Intuition and Its Epistemological Consequences; Basic Dimensions of Creative Space; Further Dimensions of Creative Space.- Part II: Issues of Knowledge Civilization Age; Vision of New Civilization Era; A New Role of Systems Science: Informed Systems Approach.- Part III: Towards Knowledge and Technology Creation Support; Decision Support versus Knowledge Creation Support; Conclusions.