Knowledge: Its Creation, Distribution and Economic Significance, Volume I: Knowledge and Knowledge Production

Knowledge: Its Creation, Distribution and Economic Significance, Volume I: Knowledge and Knowledge Production

by Fritz Machlup


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With this first of eight volumes, the eminent economist Fritz Machlup launches his monumental inquiry into the production of knowledge as an economic activity. Volume I presents the conceptual framework for this inquiry and falls into three parts: Types of Knowledge, Qualities of Knowledge, and Knowledge as a Product.

Originally published in 1981.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691615554
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 07/14/2014
Series: Princeton Legacy Library , #741
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • Contents, pg. v
  • Analytical Table Of Contents, pg. vii
  • Preface, pg. xiii
  • The Story Of This Work, pg. xv
  • 1. Introduction, pg. 1
  • 2. The Known and the Knowing, pg. 27
  • 3. Mundane, Scientific, Humanistic, Artistic, and Other Classes of Knowledge, pg. 59
  • 4. Alternative Classifications of Knowledge, pg. 101
  • 5. Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, pg. 113
  • 6 Other Standards of Quality, pg. 125
  • 7 Notions of Negative Knowledge, pg. 144
  • 8. Choosers And Users Of Knowledge, pg. 155
  • 9. Stocks And Flows Of Knowledge, pg. 161
  • 10. The Economic Cost of Knowledge, pg. 178
  • 11. Transmission and Reception, pg. 186
  • 12. Consumption, Investment, Intermediate Product, pg. 193
  • 13. Uses, Value, and Benefits of Knowledge, pg. 202
  • 14. Knowledge Industries and Knowledge Occupations, pg. 225
  • List Of Pages With Lines Of Text Retained From The 1962 Volume, pg. 242
  • Index, pg. 245

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