Returning to past features of Serge Moscovici's theory to feed the future
The aim of this paper is to give saliency to a major contribution of Serge Moscovici to a theory of knowledge. It draws on the following observation. Moscovici started out from a general conception of knowledge, insofar as he compared social representation with other forms of knowledge, science, ideology, worldview, etc. He anticipated reflections on common sense, herewith encountering the theories of knowledge that provide models for a "general epistemology" on common knowledge. After considering the climate and the context in which the classic work was published, I shall examine the contributions to a psychosociology of knowledge by emphasising three important themes that mark Moscovici‟s work: thinking, value, and image.