Do traditional distinctions between "belief" and "knowledge" still make sense? How are differences between knowledge and belief understood in different cultural contexts? This book explores conflicts between various types of knowledge, especially between orthodox and heterodox knowledge systems, ranging from religious fundamentalism to heresies within the scientific community itself. Beyond addressing many fields in the academy, the book discusses learned individuals interested in the often puzzling spatial and cultural disparities of knowledge and clashes of knowledge.
Table of ContentsContents,- Introduction to the book series „Knowledge and Space':Peter Meusburger,-: Introduction to this volume Clashes of Knowledge inside, outside, and at the Threshold of Science: Edgar Wunder,- Chapter 1: Forms of Knowledge: Problems, Projects, Perspectives: Günter Abel,- Chapter 2: The Nexus of Knowledge and Space: Peter Meusburger,- Chapter 3: Cultural boundaries: Settled and unsettled: Thomas F. Gieryn,- Chapter 4: Actor’s and Analysts’ Categories in the Social Analysis of Science: Harry Collins,- Chapter 5: Science and the Limits of Knowledge: Mikael Stenmark,- Chapter 6: Science and Religion in Popular Publishing: Aileen Fyfe,- Chapter 7: Reason, Faith, and Gnosis: Potentials and Problematics of a Typological Construct: Wouter J. Hanegraaff,- Chapter 8: The Demarcation Problem of Knowledge and Faith. Questions and Answers from Theology: Michael Welker ,- Chapter 9: Types of Sacred Space and European Responses to New Religious Movements: Eileen Barker,- Chapter 10: When Faiths Collide: The Case of Fundamentalism: Roger W. Stump,- Chapter 11: The Theory of Cognitive Dissonance: State of the Science and Directions for Future Research: Peter Fischer, Dieter Frey, Claudia Peus and Andreas Kastenmüller,- Chapter 12: Turning Persuasion from Art into a Science: Robert B. Cialdini,- Abstracts of the contribution,- Addresses of the contributors,- On the Klaus Tschira Foundation