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Knowledgedynamics and Thermodynamics

Author(s): Constantin BRATIANU

Journal: Informatica Economica Journal
ISSN 1453-1305

Volume: XII;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: energy | heat | temperature | knowledge | cognitive work | emotional heat

The purpose of this paper is to present a metaphorical analysis for Knowledgedynamics using the main concepts of Thermodynamics. Following the Andriessen's method we are going to define Thermodynamics as a source domain, and Knowledgedynamics as the target domain. Our analysis will discover the semantic kernel of this metaphor and the way in which we can benefit of it. In the same time, we shall demonstrate the complexity of the knowledge domain and the fact that this metaphorical analysis should constitute only a first step in defining the concepts and the laws of the new field of study.
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