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Social Epistemology

Adrian Haddock, Alan Millar, and Duncan Pritchard


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 recent work 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 chapters presented in this book aim to show the fertility and variety of so ... More

Keywords: epistemological concerns, naturalist epistemologists, social interaction, knowledge, testimony, disagreement, comprehension

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199577477
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577477.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Haddock, editor
University of Stirling
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Alan Millar, editor
University of Stirling
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Duncan Pritchard, editor
University of Edinburgh
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