Knowledge is War

We know Bacon coined the idea that knowledge is power around 1600, so not surprisingly, Mark Pesce’s talk on Hyperpeople “The Inconvenience of Truth” concludes that so long as their are parties with different interests, knowledge is in fact war. A warning that a collaborative on-line encyclopedia like Wikipedia can never be the whole truth, just a concensus truth where interests are uncontentious.

Reinforces a pragmatists process view of ontology, that knowledge is really about what it does – to know is to do, and truth is about knowing motivations.

Via Jeremy Hunsinger at “Too Many Topics, Too Little Time” – a blog that I had links to way back when, but have just re-discovered.

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