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Social Epistemology: 5 Questions

Coming very soon. Alvin GoldmanCristina BicchieriDavid BloorDuncan PritchardEPISTEMEEpistemologyErik OlssonFrederick SchmittHans van DitmarschHelen E. Longinojennifer lackeyLorraine CodeMartin KuschMiranda FrickerPhilip KitcherPhilip PetitPhilosophyRichard BradleySanford Goldbergsocial epistemologySocial Epistemology: 5 QuestionsSteve FullerVincent F. Hendricks

Kitcher on Nagel

Things Fall Apart (an aside: the man best known for this phrase). CognitionCognitive neuroscienceconsciousnessethicsmetaphysicsNatural selectionPhilip KitcherPhilosophy of mindPhilosophy of scienceReligionthomas nagelvalue

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…