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Group agency

Here’s a recent co-authored book from Christian List. CL is probably the leading theorist in this area and one of the best philosophers around who, not so long ago, was not affiliated with a philosophy department (I see that he now has a joint appointment with the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method). How…

EPISTEME: A Move and Reincarnation

EPISTEME announces an impending move and transformation. With the first issue of 2012 we begin publication with Cambridge University Press and expand our scope from social epistemology specifically to all of epistemology.  Our new title will be:  EPISTEME, A Journal of Individual and Social Epistemology. Since 2004 EPISTEME has published with Edinburgh University Press. With Cambridge…

EPISTEME 2011

The 2011 EPISTEME conference will focus on the intersection of formal and social epistemology. The use of formal models in social epistemology is not a new development. Many philosophers have modeled concepts and ideas in social epistemology by using formal tools of various types (e.g., game theory, Bayesian decision theory, the theory of judgment aggregation,…

New Studies in Social Epistemology

Here is a collection from OUP with a section devoted to SE (how times have changed) with some top-notch names anchored of course by Alvin Goldman. Special Theme: Social Epistemology Guest Editor: Alvin Goldman 8: Alvin Goldman: Systems-Oriented Social Epistemology 9: Franz Dietrich & Christian List: The Aggregation of Propositional Attitudes: Towards a General Theory…

Fable of the Bees

Now it is becoming clear that group decisions are also extremely valuable for the success of social animals, such as ants, bees, birds and dolphins. And those animals may have a thing or two to teach people about collective decision-making. There’s an article in the Economist entitled “Decisions, decisions: What people can learn from how social…