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Symposia at the Studio of Villa Bosch
Heidelberg University
Department of Geography
Berliner Str. 48
69120 Heidelberg

Klara Jungkunz
Marius Zipf


Volumes 16 and 17 of the Knowledge and Space Book Series are out now!

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The general outline of the 20th Symposium "Placing the Future" is online now

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General Outline of "Knowledge and Action"

  1. Psychology of knowledge. Knowledge as a competence for action. What do we know about the relation between knowledge and action and what do we not know? How much of our actions are governed by routines, experience, intuition and knowledge? What about actions vs. better knowledge?
  2. To what extent do various types of knowledge influence the steps from cognition to action, e.g. aspirations, attention, the evaluation of situations, search for alternatives, problem solving, decision-making, implementation of decisions?
  3. Rationality and Knowledge. What categories of rationality should we distinguish? Concepts of rationality in social and economic theories. Rationality in everyday life.
  4. Action theory and knowledge - trends and perspectives. Subject-centred action theory. Symbolic action theory. Knowledge and action potential.
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