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
As mentioned in this paper, Locke and social epistemology is an improbable relation but . . . Locke’s reputation as a sceptic regarding testimony, and the resultant mockery by epistemologists with social inclinations, is well known. C.A.J. Coady paints Locke as an extreme example of epistemological individualism; Frederick F. Schmitt argues that Locke regards testimony…
Here’s an article in The Economist that my colleague, Roger Koppl, who has done terrific work in the field of forensic evidence, alerted me to. The article mentions Itiel Dror who I’ve been in correspondence with though Roger. I know Itiel’s work through his co-edited Cognition Distributed. Here is his co-authored “extended mind” chapter. Forensic scienceScience in Society
Here is an excellent website I’ve come across called New Books in Philosophy. One of the people behind this enterprise is Robert Talisse whose work I know from two articles in EPISTEME. Robert interviews Sandy Goldberg about his new book. Here’s an hour long audio discussion.
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,…
Keep an eye out for this soon to be published anthology of papers. To my knowledge, this is the first such collection of analytically orientated papers on social epistemology. Some of the stellar line-up has previously appeared in EPISTEME.
Here is the latest issue of EPISTEME.
Here is a conference that promises to be one of the highlights of the social epistemology calender this year. Of course, don’t forget EPISTEME ’10 nor indeed the special issue on trust and testimony.
Here’s an article in Slate “hot off the press” by Roger Koppl and Radley Balko. It makes for a nice follow up to the earlier Forbes story (and Koppl article) I drew attention to.
I’ve had several requests to make this recent article available despite it still being freely available on the Forbes site (I know there have been some annoying pop-up advertisement windows.) Anyway, check out Roger’s co-authored article for EPISTEME on this topic: Epistemics for Forensics. Forensic evidence doesn’t always tell the truth. Forensic evidence is foolproof,…