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The Trouble with Scientism: Why history and the humanities are also a form of knowledge.

Philip Kitcher, prominent philosopher of science in The New Republic: The problem with scientism—which is of course not the same thing as science—is owed to a number of sources, and they deserve critical scrutiny. The enthusiasm for natural scientific imperialism rests on five observations. First, there is the sense that the humanities and social sciences…

Epistemic Approaches To Democracy

This is the latest issue of EPISTEME: it’s currently available as hard copy but not online, though this will happen before long. EPISTEMIC APPROACHES TO DEMOCRACY Guest Editor: David Estlund • Introduction: Epistemic Approaches to Democracy, David Estlund • Science, Religion, and Democracy, Philip Kitcher • The Epistemic Value of the Democratic Process, William Nelson…