By Benoît Godin
Innovation is in all places. on this planet of products (technology), but additionally on the planet of phrases: innovation is mentioned within the medical and technical literature, but in addition within the social sciences and arts. Innovation is additionally a crucial thought within the renowned imaginary, within the media and in public coverage. Innovation has develop into the logo of the trendy society and a panacea for resolving many problems.
Today, innovation is spontaneously understood as technological innovation due to its contribution to financial "progress". but for 2,500 years, innovation had not anything to do with economics in a favorable experience. Innovation used to be pejorative and political. It used to be a contested inspiration in philosophy, faith, politics and social affairs. Innovation purely received de-contested within the final century. This happened steadily starting after the French revolution. Innovation shifted from a vice to a advantage. Innovation turned an tool for reaching political and social goals.
In this booklet, Benoît Godin lucidly examines the representations and meaning(s) of innovation over the years, its diversified makes use of, and the contexts within which the concept that emerged and altered. This historical past is prepared round 3 sessions or episteme: the prohibition episteme, the software episteme, and the worth episteme.
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Innovation Contested: The Idea of Innovation Over the Centuries (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought) by Benoît Godin