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Workshop in Theory of Knowledge Melbourne 12 – 13 March 2010. Richard Sims, Katedralskolan, Uppsala, Sweden persrss@katedral.se. Encylopedie. 1751 – 1772 plus 1772, 1777 and 1780 supplements

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workshop in theory of knowledge melbourne 12 13 march 2010

Workshop in Theory of Knowledge Melbourne 12 – 13 March 2010

Richard Sims, Katedralskolan, Uppsala, Sweden

persrss@katedral.se

encylopedie
Encylopedie
  • 1751 – 1772 plus 1772, 1777 and 1780 supplements
  • John Mills to translate Chambers cyclopaedia of 1728 André Le Breton – but turned out to be a swindle
  • Jean Rond d’Alembert and Dennis Diderot editors
  • 35 volumes 71818 articles and 3129 illustrations (first 28 volumes between 1751 adn 1772)
lee siegel
Lee Siegel
  • So, too, our culture's embrace of the everyman critic risks leaving us bereft of standards for measuring the quality of music, art, and literature — aside from the popularity demonstrated by page hits or Amazon rankings.
  • As the example of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia shows, amateur insights offer us enormous convenience and heterogeneity of opinion; but these often come at the expense of reliability and objectivity. Enthusiasts of Wikipedia claim they are "democratizing knowledge." Mr. Siegel argues that in fact their work is an example of the broad confusion of information with knowledge — a confusion that characterizes much of online culture.