Technoscience can be outlined by means of words like control, efficiency, rules (theories), abstraction, verification, artefacts (devices), description, system or invention. We call this the experimentation frame. Quite different is the non-scientific knowledge acquired through personal involvement in both nature and traditional culture. This kind of knowledge is related to words like adaptation, harmony, commitment, concretion, coherence, tools, sense, community or cultivation. We call this alternative the experience frame. By well-known reasons, in post-industrial countries the experimentation frame is the prevailing one. From an intercultural outlook, our goal here is to show its influence on the weaker world of experience and to underline the increasing importance of keeping alive this today unbalanced and frail coexistence.

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Knowledge from experimentation and knowledge from experience

Josep M. Basart   Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Technoscience can be outlined by means of words like control, efficiency, rules (theories), abstraction, verification, artefacts (devices), description, system or invention. We call this the experimentation frame. Quite different is the non-scientific knowledge acquired through personal involvement in both nature and traditional culture. This kind of knowledge is related to words like adaptation, harmony, commitment, concretion, coherence, tools, sense, community or cultivation. We call this alternative the experience frame. By well-known reasons, in post-industrial countries the experimentation frame is the prevailing one. From an intercultural outlook, our goal here is to show its influence on the weaker world of experience and to underline the increasing importance of keeping alive this today unbalanced and frail coexistence.

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