Social Epistemology: Essential Readings by Alvin I. GoldmanSocial Epistemology: Essential Readings by Alvin I. Goldman

Social Epistemology: Essential Readings

EditorAlvin I. Goldman, Dennis Whitcomb

Paperback | February 14, 2011

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What if anything justifies us in believing the testimony of others? How should we react to disagreement between ourselves and our peers, and to disagreement among the experts when we ourselves are novices? Can beliefs be held by groups of people in addition to the people composing thosegroups? And if so, how should groups go about forming their beliefs? How should we design social systems, such as legal juries and scientific research-sharing schemes, to promote knowledge among the people who engage in them? When different groups of people judge different beliefs to bejustified, how can we tell which groups are correct? These questions are at the heart of the vital discipline of social epistemology. The classic articles in this volume address these questions in ways that are both cutting-edge and easy to understand. This volume will be of great interest toscholars and students in epistemology.
Alvin Goldman is Board of Governors Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. Dennis Whitcomb is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Western Washington University.
Title:Social Epistemology: Essential ReadingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 14, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Dennis Whitcomb: IntroductionI. Conceptions of Social Epistemology1. Alvin I. Goldman: "A Guide to Social Epistemology"2. Paul Boghossian: "Epistemic Relativism Defended"3. Miranda Fricker: "Rational Authority and Social Power: Towards a Truly Social Epistemology"II. Trust in Testimony and Experts4. Jennifer Lackey: "Testimony: Acquiring Knowledge from Others"5. Sanford C. Goldberg: "If that Were True I Would Have Heard It By Now"6. Alvin Goldman: "Experts: Which Ones Should You Trust?"III. Reasonable Peer Disagreement7. Richard Feldman: "Reasonable Religious Disagreement"8. Adam Elga: "Reflection and Disagreement"9. Thomas Kelly: "Peer Disagreement and Higher Order Evidence" (selections)IV. Judgment Aggregation10. Christian List: "Group Knowledge and Group Rationality"11. Philip Pettit: "Groups with Minds of Their Own"V. Systems Design12. Larry Laudan: "Thinking about Error in the Law"13. Don Fallis: "Wikipistemology"14. Cass R. Sunstein: "Deliberating Groups vs. Prediction Markets (or Hayek's Challenge to Habermas)"15. Kevin J. S. Zollman: "The Communication Structure of Epistemic Communities"