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The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy ç Of Athena eBook #10003 The growth of technological and scientific knowledge in the past two centuries has been the overriding dynamic element in the economic and social history of the world Its result is now often called the knowledge economy But what are the historical origins of this revolution and what have The Gifts PDF or been its Gifts of Athena Historical Origins ePUB #10003 mechanisms In The Gifts of Athena Joel Mokyr constructs an original framework to analyze the concept of useful knowledge He argues that the growth explosion in the modern West in the past two centuries was driven not just by the appearance of new technological ideas but also Gifts of Athena Kindle #212 by the improved access to these ideas in society at. In The Gifts of Athena Mokyr argues for the importance of what he terms ‘useful knowledge’ in industrial Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries This useful knowledge as opposed to purely speculative thought and the access to that knowledge were central to the success of British industrialism Mokyr builds on Denis Diderot’s definition of the arts as laid out in the Encyclopedie “every art has its speculative and its practical sideIn all techniues there are specific circumstances relating to the material instruments and their manipulation which only experience teaches” The eighteenth century saw not only the beginning of the Industrial Revolution but the Age of Enlightenment as well Mokyr uses the term ‘Industrial Enlightenment’ seeing the two as connected and mutually reinforcing in many ways Scientific developments of this period included the scientific method scientific mentality and scientific culture These allowed for applied science to be put in the service of commercial and manufacturing interests The role of science is The Gifts of Athena is a much substantial account of Mokyr’s views as delineated in The New Economic History and the Industrial Revolution’s introduction The emphasis is on the importance of understanding techniues generalizing them and connecting them with formal propositional knowledge science In analyzing the role of knowledge in technological innovation Mokyr stresses the importance of collective knowledge and specialization The increasingly systematic approach of the Industrial Enlightenment was still relatively small in the eighteenth century Most useful knowledge of the time was uncodified and passed from master to apprentice This traditional method limited the spread of knowledge or to use Mokyr’s wording resulted in a narrow epistemic base of technology This narrow epistemic base widened after about 1750 and with it came a stream of microinventions The availability and spread of scientific knowledge reduced access costs to the information Significantly even non specialists were able to get access Mokyr touches on this in his introduction in The New Economic History and the Industrial Revolution particularly in the statistics which show a lag between the development of technologies and when these technologies were able to affect aggregate statistics Mokyr concerns himself with aggregate knowledge because we know as a society and can benefit from the end results of complex production processes without having to understand every aspect The narrow epistemic base a significant feature of pre 1750 societies was a crucial factor for the mini ‘industrial revolution’ of the Renaissance’s transience Other factors that differentiated the mini Renaissance ‘industrial revolution’ included Malthusian traps such as organic economies and institutional negative feedback Cardwell’s Law uoted by Mokyr states that “the diversity inside a wider unity has made possible the continued growth of technology over the last seven hundred years” Most periods of technological innovation have been rather short One thinks of the northern Italian city states in the fifteenth century Mokyr explores the ideas of Cardwell suggesting that the fragmentation of Europe allowed for the ‘torch’ of innovation to be passed from one country to another after the short period of creative innovation started to fade However fragmentation alone Mokyr notes is not enough to guarantee technological innovation Cooperation between political entities as well as competition is necessary Mokyr gives the examples of the Hanseatic League and later the Dutch provinces noting the importance of cooperation in the face of significant external pressure Mokyr spends a chapter of the text analyzing re READ × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê dcmdirect.co.uk

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dcmdirect.co.uk Ê 0 READ & DOWNLOAD Ations of the knowledge revolution Among these is the rise and fall of the factory system as an organizing principle of modern economic organization He analyzes the impact of this revolution on information technology and communications as well as on the public's state of health and the structure of households By examining the social and political roots of resistance to new knowledge Mokyr also links growth in knowledge to political economy and connects the economic history of technology to the New Institutional Economics The Gifts of Athena provides crucial insights into a matter of fundamental concern to a range of disciplines including economics economic history political economy the history of technology and the history of scien. innteresting