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Socializing epistemology : the social dimensions of knowledge

Author: Frederick F Schmitt
Publisher: Boston Way : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, cop. 1994.
Series: Studies in epistemology and cognitive theory.
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Only recently have epistemologists taken seriously the idea that social relations play a primary and not merely supportive role in the conditions of knowledge. These essays explore issues spanning  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick F Schmitt
ISBN: 0847679586 9780847679584 0847679594 9780847679591
OCLC Number: 911327370
Description: IX, 315 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Socializing Epistemology: An Introduction Through Two Sample Issues Chapter 2 Belief-Forming Practices and the Social Chapter 3 Egoism in Epistemology Chapter 4 Speaking of Ghosts Chapter 5 A Conservative Approach to Social Epistemology Chapter 6 Contrasting Conceptions of Social Epistemology Chapter 7 The Fate of Knowledge in Social Theories of Science Chapter 8 Good Arguments Chapter 9 Accuracy in Journalism: An Economic Approach Chapter 10 A More Social Epistemology Chapter 11 Remarks on Collective Belief Chapter 12 The Justification of Group Beliefs Chapter 13 Bibliography
Series Title: Studies in epistemology and cognitive theory.
Responsibility: edited by Frederick F. Schmitt.


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Is knowledge produced by rational individuals struggling mightily to unearth the objective facts? Or is it a wholly social product, reflecting interests and social structures, divorced from the Read more...

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