Social Epistemology

The SEP entry on social epistemology has been revised. Things have come along way since Chris, Alvin and I got EPISTEME going. What’s conspicuously missing is that aside from Hutchins, this revision hasn’t assimilated the “situated” cognition or social externalism (Hayek — dispersed, Simon — bounded, Oakeshott — traditional, Gallagher — extended) literature, which to be fair, only some social epistemologists have finally begun to realize is profoundly part and parcel of SE, not to mention the stigmergic or spontaneous order character of social knowledge.