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Knowledge in a social world

Author: Alvin I Goldman
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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"Knowledge in a Social World offers a philosophy for the information age. Alvin Goldman explores new frontiers by creating a thoroughgoing social epistemology, moving beyond the traditional focus on solitary knowers. Against the tides of postmodernism and social constructionism Goldman defends the integrity of truth and shows how to promote it by well-designed forms of social interaction. From science to education,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin I Goldman
ISBN: 0198237774 9780198237778 0198238207 9780198238201
OCLC Number: 39897344
Description: xiii, 407 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Epistemology and postmodern resistance --
Truth --
The framework --
Testimony --
Argumentation --
The technology and economics of communication --
Speech regulation and the marketplace of ideas --
Science --
Law --
Democracy --
Education.
Responsibility: Alvin I. Goldman.
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