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The loss of knowledge in the information age

  title={The loss of knowledge in the information age},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Mittelstrass},
At first sight it might seem as though the dream of the ‘enlightenment’ has become reality. A society begins to conceive of itself as a knowledge society, connecting its concept of knowledge with the concept of information, no longer with tradition and authority, and basing wisdom in knowledge again. Equally, the idea that only the scientific consciousness can be truly ‘gebildet’ or educated seems to gain reality. Education in the sense of ‘Bildung’ has always been the expression of wisdom, and… 
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