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Michael Oakeshott and Hans-Georg Gadamer on Practices, Social Science, and Modernity by Edmund Neill Continental philosophyHans-Georg GadamerHermeneuticsmodernityPhilosophyphilosophy of social sciencePolitical philosophypracticeSocial scienceTradition

Sage Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences

My chum Byron Kaldis’ big project has been brought to fruition. Bravo! My contribution: Hayek and the “Use of Knowledge in Society”. As you will see there is a terrific lineup – this is an exciting area to be in these days what with CogSci meeting social science – another project of Byron’s in the works.…

Latest issue of EPISTEME still free

Volume 9 – Issue 03 – September 2012 HIGHER-ORDER EPISTEMIC ATTITUDES AND INTELLECTUAL HUMILITY Allan Hazlett RELIABILISM: HOLISTIC OR SIMPLE? Jeffrey Dunn GROUP AGENCY AND EPISTEMIC DEPENDENCY Aaron Dewitt CONSTRUCTIVIST AND ECOLOGICAL MODELING OF GROUP RATIONALITY Gerald Gaus EPISTEMOLOGY IN GROUP AGENCY: SIX OBJECTIONS IN SEARCH OF THE TRUTH Fabrizio Cariani HOW TO BE A…

Episteme 9.3

New issue now available featuring symposium on Christian List and Phillip Pettit. HIGHER-ORDER EPISTEMIC ATTITUDES AND INTELLECTUAL HUMILITY Allan Hazlett RELIABILISM: HOLISTIC OR SIMPLE? Jeffrey Dunn GROUP AGENCY AND EPISTEMIC DEPENDENCY Aaron Dewitt CONSTRUCTIVIST AND ECOLOGICAL MODELING OF GROUP RATIONALITY Gerald Gaus EPISTEMOLOGY IN GROUP AGENCY: SIX OBJECTIONS IN SEARCH OF THE TRUTH Fabrizio Carrion…

EPISTEME: 9.1

Check out the freely available symposium on Pragmatic Encroachment. Also there is a critical notice of Sandy Goldberg’s Relying on Others (sadly not free) that: focuses on the book’s central claim, the extendedness hypothesis, according to which the processes relevant for assessing the reliability of a hearer’s testimonial belief include the cognitive processes involved in…

Clash of the Titans: When the Market and Science Collide

Here is the abstract and the introduction from the volume Experts and Epistemic Monopolies where our paper can be found. Abstract Purpose/problem statement – Two highly successful complex adaptive systems are the Market and Science, each with an inherent tendency toward epistemic imperialism. Of late, science, notably medical science, seems to have become functionally subservient to…

Is Behavioral Economics Doomed?

Here is a skeptical take on the insights supposedly offered by the rise of behavioral economics as represented by Daniel Kahneman and others. Since I’m in the process of reviewing Kahneman it will be interesting to see if Levine’s take on behavioral economics jibes with my take on Kahneman in particular and behavioral economics in…