With today’s release of the film The Social Network some might be interested in a recent academic study published in Computers in Human Behavior.
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.
This past weekend I had the good fortune to be able to attend the Second Conference on Emergent Order and Society held in Portsmouth, NH. The term “conference” doesn’t really characterise the format – it is more akin to a colloquium where the emphasis is on genuine discussion and conversation in an intimate group (18 in all)…
Alvin Goldman, the doyen of analytic social epistemology, has a draft paper posted on his website entitled “The Social Epistemology of Blogging.” What’s gratifying to me is that via Richard Posner (whom Goldman cites), Hayek, who I have argued is the social epistemologist par excellence, makes an appearance. I have recently argued that if Hayek was centrally…
A reminder: if you haven’t already done so, this special offer has only one week to run (July 21). In addition to the introduction, this issue comprises 10 papers (168 pages). Well worth the effort! Download here EPISTEME homepage
Jonah Lehrer has a nice article on the memetics of social cognition. So much of what passes for “knowledge” and is transmitted and generated through the media, seems to have this character. This is what I have termed media “glove puppetry” – glossy people with an ideological, sentimental or showbiz hand up their arse.
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