Social Epistemology

Hardcover | December 4, 2010

EditorAdrian Haddock, Alan Millar, Duncan Pritchard

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The idea of approaching epistemological concerns from a social perspective is relatively new. For much of its history the epistemological enterprise - and arguably philosophy more generally - has been cast along egocentric lines. Where a non-egocentric approach has been taken, as in the recentwork of naturalist epistemologists, the focus has been on individuals interacting with their environment rather than on the significance of social interaction for an understanding of the nature and value of knowledge. The fifteen new essays presented in this volume aim to show the fertility and variety of social epistemology and to set the agenda for future research. They examine not only the well-established topic of testimony, but also newer topics such as disagreement, comprehension, the norm of trust,epistemic value, and the epistemology of silence. Several contributors discuss metaphilosophical issues to do with the nature of social epistemology and what it can contribute to epistemology more generally. Social Epistemology will be essential reading for anyone interested in this fast-growingarea of philosophy.

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The idea of approaching epistemological concerns from a social perspective is relatively new. For much of its history the epistemological enterprise - and arguably philosophy more generally - has been cast along egocentric lines. Where a non-egocentric approach has been taken, as in the recentwork of naturalist epistemologists, the foc...

Adrian Haddock has been a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Stirling since 2004. His current interests lie in the theory of knowledge and the philosophy of action. He is the author (with Alan Millar and Duncan Pritchard) of The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations (Oxford University Press, 2010), and he recen...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:December 4, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionAnalytical Table of Contents1. Alvin Goldman: Why Social Epistemology is Real Epistemology2. Lorraine Code: Testimony, Advocacy, Ignorance: Thinking Ecologically About Social Knowledge3. Miranda Fricker: Scepticism and the Genealogy of Knowledge: Situating Epistemology in Time4. Klemens Kappel: On Saying that Someone Knows: Themes from Craig5. Jonathan Kvanvig: The Swamping Problem Redux: Pith and Gist6. Matthew Chrisman: From Epistemic Expressivism to Epistemic Inferentialism7. Paul Faulkner: Norms of Trust8. Peter J. Graham: Testimonial Entitlement and the Function of Comprehension9. Alan Millar: Knowing From Being Told10. Ram Neta: Can A Priori Entitlement Be Preserved By Testimony?11. Frederick F. Schmitt: The Assurance View of Testimony12. Sanford C. Goldberg: The Epistemology of Silence13. Michael P. Lynch: Epistemic Circularity and Epistemic Disagreement14. Ernest Sosa: The Epistemology of Disagreement15. Jennifer Lackey: A Justificationist View of Disagreement's Epistemic Significance