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Education, Science and Knowledge Capitalism

Creativity and the Promise of Openness

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Michael A. Peters

We live in the age of global science – but not, primarily, in the sense of ‘universal knowledge’ that has characterized the liberal metanarrative of ‘free’ science and the ‘free society’ since its early development in the Enlightenment. Today, an economic logic links science to national economic policy, while globalized multinational science dominates an environment where quality assurance replaces truth as the new regulative ideal. This book examines the nature of educational and science-based capitalism in its cybernetic, knowledge, algorithmic and bioinformational forms before turning to the emergence of the global science system and the promise of openness in the growth of international research collaboration, the development of the global knowledge commons and the rise of the open science economy. Education, Science and Knowledge Capitalism explores the nature of cognitive capitalism, the emerging mode of social production for public education and science and its promise for the democratization of knowledge.

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Academy of Science (Paris), 172–173 access, open. See open access The Accidental Billionaires (Mezich), 125 accumulation, 26, 27, 28, 202 action, ethical, 107 Adams, J., 5, 240 administrative reason, 199 advertising, Web-based, 132 aesthetics, Marxist, 280 affective capitalism, 23 Africa, 239 agriculture, 101 Alberts, Bruce M., 180, 181 algorithmic trading, 119–121 Ampere, A. M., 16 Anderson, Warwick, 177 anthropocentrism, 80–81, 82 An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube (Wesch), 126 argumentation, philosophical, 60 Arrow, Kenneth, 139 art, avant-garde, 278–280 arts, role of in economic development, 142 Ashby, W. Ross, 16 Ashmole, Elias, 223 Asia, 5, 239, 241, 247 authority, 265–266 avant-garde, 278–280 Baber, Z., 93 Bacon, Francis, 171–172, 223 Banks, Joseph, 174–175 Barlow, John Perry, 146, 265, 266 Bauwens, Michel, 270–271 Becker, Gary, 62, 135, 198 Beer, Stafford, 16 belief, control of, 266 Bell, Daniel, 41, 43, 63, 135 Beller, Jonathan, 127 Benkler, Yochai, 53, 69–70, 72, 144, 145– 146, 148, 207, 225–226, 235, 244 Berlin, Isaiah, 47–48 Berners-Lee, Tim, 130, 225 Besley, Tina, 8, 45 Beverungen, Armin, 198–199 Beyond Good and Evil (Nietzsche), 281 bibliometrics, 3, 177, 238, 239 Bifo, Franco Berardi, 123–124 Big Bang, 80 biocapital, 107 as force in society, 97–98 Freiburg school of, 105–106 and patent laws, 104 and resistance, 109 rise of, 102 and subjectivity, 108 biocapitalism, 24, 34, 195 concept of, 116 emergence of, 93–94 features of, 101–102 genealogy of, 103 and neoliberalism, 104–106 scholarship in, 102...

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