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Understanding the Tacit

My chum Steve Turner has a new book out. It has much Oakeshott interest and as many will know Steve has been a longstanding Oakeshott commentator. For me, one of his key articles is “Tradition and Cognitive Science: Oakeshott’s Undoing of the Kantian Mind”, a piece that I reference quite regularly. OK, so the book…


EPISTEME 9.4 now available

This marks the first year we have published on a quarterly cycle and compared with most journals, we are up to date with no backlog: contents and abstracts EVIDENCE AND INTUITION Yuri Cath Many philosophers accept a view – what I will call the intuition picture – according to which intuitions are crucial evidence in…


What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues

Yet another strong Wiley title. David Coady also did a fine job of guest editing EPISTEME for a themed issue on Conspiracy Theories (aside from Harry Frankfurt’s little book where else would a title in mainstream academia have the word “shit” so prominent – see Pete Mandik’s paper). David HumeEPISTEMEEpistemologyJason StanleyKnowledgeKnowledge Managementsocial epistemology


Symposium on Pragmatic Encroachment

Two free discussion papers from EPISTEME 9:1 EMPIRICAL TESTS OF INTEREST-RELATIVE INVARIANTISM Chandra Sekhar Sripada and Jason Stanley According to Interest-Relative Invariantism, whether an agent knows that p, or possesses other sorts of epistemic properties or relations, is in part determined by the practical costs of being wrong about p. Recent studies in experimental philosophy…


Science, the Market and Iterative Knowledge

The second paper co-authored with Dave Hardwick has now been published in Studies in Emergent Order: Abstract: In a recent paper (Hardwick & Marsh, in press) we examine the recent tensions between the two broadly successful spontaneous orders, namely the Market and Science. We argued for an epistemic pluralism, the view that freedom and liberty…


Cognitive Opening and Closing: Toward an Exploration of the Mental World of Entrepreneurship

Here is Thierry Aimar’s intro to his paper for Hayek in Mind. Contemporary analysis usually divides games of chance into three dimensions. In Machina and Schmeidler’s (1992) terms, this division can be viewed based on the example of an urn containing 90 balls of different colors, out of which an agent pulls a ball, of…