“Peripheral Knowledge” in the Creativity Discourse:
Social Nets of the Interesting

DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2003.01.05
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Sergeyev K.V. “Peripheral Knowledge” in the Creativity Discourse: Social Nets of the Interesting . – Polis. Political Studies. 2003. No. 1. P. 50-62. (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.17976/jpps/2003.01.05


Seeking to come closer to comprehension of the nature of social transformations, the author of the article reviews historical types, structures, varieties of knowledge; he especially distinguishes basic and "peripheral" (free) knowledge. A highly efficient cognitive method is described, one which consists in the arousing of sense of the interesting. A typology of the interesting is offered (the interesting as the rare, as the enigmatic, as a system), as well as its social projection presented: nets of the interesting as conglomerations of individuals possessing a distributed resource (their common property). Such nets are exactly described, with materials of European history being involved in the description.

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