What is this thing called social epistemology?

Check out two recent MSS by Alvin Goldman that addresses this question.

1. Why Social Epistemology Is Real Epistemology (to appear in D. Pritchard, A. Haddock, and A. Millar, eds., Social Epistemology, Oxford University Press). Goldman, the doyen of analytical social epistemology takes on the late Bill Alston.

2. Systems-Oriented Social Epistemology (to appear in T. Gendler and J. Hawthorne, eds., Oxford Studies in Epistemology). “Systems oriented SE is a flexible form of epistemological consequentialism that evaluates social epistemic systems in terms of their impact on epistemic outcomes.” Good grief – Hayek even gets a mention.