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    Richard Vines at |

    Interesting blog Cristina Zurbriggen. Thanks for this. I find your piece very interesting for a range of reasons. Firstly, at deeply practical level, it provides some insights into the complexity of the pragmatics of doing knowledge management. The politics of power is a primary disruptor of effective KM at so many levels, even down the miniature of the interpersonal level.

    Secondly at an intellectual level, the reference to the dynamics of pragmatism that you reference goes to the challenges of reconciling the intellectual worlds of constructivism and realism. One of the most challenging books I have read about this challenge is Peter Munz’s book: Beyond Wittgenstein’s Poker: New Light on Popper and Wittgenstein.

    I have in a rather unauthodox and personal way tried to find my way through these mazes going back 10 years no. Your reference to Dewey and the notion of public space reminds me of a book chapter and an article, I wrote some years ago.

    The first called: Textual representations and knowledge support-systems in research intensive networks [https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Textual-Representations-and-Knowledge-in-Research-Vines-Hall/8514c18f86d8a0f0271d4b045371f9daebbe9bb9]. THis chapter (now in hindsight in a rather convoluted way) argues for the notion of a public knowledge space.

    The second called: Cities, Human Well Being and the Environment: Conceiving National Regulatory Knowledge Systems to Facilitate Resilient Knowledge, Knowledge Based Development and Inter-Generational Knowing [https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Cities%2C-Human-Well-Being-and-the-Environment%3A-to-Vines-McCarthy/dacfb5f049ad6c3cc912e2b2639d8bdfe7d1f825]. THis reflection (also now in hindsight in a rather convoluted way) also argues for deeper consideration of ways to reconcile the worlds of constructivism and pragmatism.

    I hope you have success in advocating your perspectives and causes.

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