ARTICLE TITLE: Reality and Contradictions of Knowledge Society: Genesis
AUTHORS: Karpov A.
ABSTRACT: The article considers the genesis of the knowledge society theory in the context of fundamental transformations of the socio-economic reality. The analysis is provided of the key components of the topic: a knowledge worker in an innovative society; education in the knowledge society; the society of scientific knowledge, and the related contradictions. The time frames of the origins and specific features of the relationships of the three main sociological theories of modern time: knowledge society, information society, and postindustrial society have been determined. A methodological approaches been formulated that discerns the difference between the concepts of "knowledge" and "information" in the theoretical analysis of the knowledge society and information society conceptions.
KEYWORDS: knowledge society , knowledge worker , education , innovation , science , knowledge , information , post-industrialism