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The Knowledge Book : Key Concepts in Philosophy, Science and Culture.

Author: Steve Fuller
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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""The Knowledge Book"" is a unique interdisciplinary reference work for students and researchers concerned with the nature of knowledge. It is the first work of its kind to be organized on the assumption that whatever else knowledge might be, it is intrinsically social. The book consists of 42 alphabetically arranged entries on key concepts at the intersection of philosophy and sociology - what used to be called  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fuller, Steve.
Knowledge Book : Key Concepts in Philosophy, Science and Culture.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fuller
ISBN: 9781317493280 1317493281
OCLC Number: 897641525
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Analytic social epistemology; Common sense versus collective memory; Consensus versus dissent; Criticism; Disciplinarity versus interdisciplinarity; Epistemic justice; Evolution; Expertise; Explaining the cognitive content of science; Explaining the normative structure of science; Feminism; Folk epistemology; Free enquiry; Historiography; Information science; Knowledge management; Knowledge policy; Knowledge society; Kuhn, Popper and logical positivism; Mass media; Multiculturalism; Naturalism; Normativity. Philosophy versus sociologyPostmodernism; Progress; Rationality; Relativism versus constructivism; Religion; Rhetoric; Science and technology studies; Science as a social movement; Science wars; Social capital versus public good; Social constructivism; Social epistemology; Social science; Sociology of knowledge; Translation; Truth, reliability and the ends of knowledge; Universalism versus relativism; University; Bibliography; Index.

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""The Knowledge Book"" is a unique interdisciplinary reference work for students and researchers concerned with the nature of knowledge. It is the first work of its kind to be organized on the assumption that whatever else knowledge might be, it is intrinsically social. The book consists of 42 alphabetically arranged entries on key concepts at the intersection of philosophy and sociology - what used to be called ""sociology of knowledge"" but is now increasingly called ""social epistemology"". The entries include concepts common to disciplines that in recent years have devoted more of their at.

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