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Social Epistemology

Haddock A, Millar A & Pritchard D (eds.) (2010) Social Epistemology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

The idea of approaching epistemological concerns from a social perspective is relatively new. 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-growing area of philosophy.

epistemic value; epistemology of silence; disagreement; genealogy of knowledge; norms of trust; testimony

EditorsDr Adrian Haddock, Professor Alan Millar
Publication date31/12/2010
PublisherOxford University Press
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Place of publicationOxford, UK
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