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What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues

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

Lockean Social 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…

Ignorance is Bliss

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

Sandy Goldberg’s “extendedness” hypothesis

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.

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,…