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of or relating to epistemology

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Less obvious is the relationship between epistemics and the Rousseauian nightmare.
The move to epistemics replaces a rich, poignant, aesthetically-pleasing discourse with a dull, technical, and functional agenda - on a rationale that roughly resembles the case for dietary fiber.
I inquire whether or not the banal discourse of epistemics can serve effectively as a governing rhetoric.
My critique rests on conjectures about the discourse of epistemics.
The second separates the "publics" of epistemics from "the public" of liberalism.
In both contexts, "social epistemology" may designate either a positive or critical project: that is, an inquiry into either the forms of social organization that enhance their epistemic character (e.
Social epistemologists generally hold that an adequate theory of knowledge must be normative and not simply descriptive; it must not be completely a priori but contain at least some empirical elements; it must not be focused exclusively on the individual as the locus of epistemic judgment but reflect the communal character of virtually all forms of inquiry; it must significantly amend the old Platonic definition of knowledge as justified true belief.
Social epistemologists differ significantly over whether our current epistemic practices adhere to a "normatively acceptable standard" (however that is defined).
A mirror strategy, equally popular in sociological theory, attempts to show the irreducibly epistemic character of society by arguing that traditional sociologies fail to explain fully how order is maintained in our complex social world.
5) The denial of the factor, to either the entire community or one of its members, is taken to be at least as much a moral judgment as a social or epistemic one, thereby inviting the charge that the denier is not merely critical, but uncharitable to the point of misunderstanding how the community works.
On judging epistemic credibility: Is social identity relevant?
Clearly, there is some close connection between responsibilism and internalism, since one objection to externalism rests on the intuition that the main requirement of epistemic justification is that acceptance of a belief is rational or responsible in relation to our cognitive goal or goals (BonJour 1992).
While there remains disagreement over whether goals or motivations have epistemic primacy, she emphasizes that "In virtue ethics, the concept of a virtue has almost always combined internally accessible and internally inaccessible criteria for its possession" (p.
To supplement, Sosa uses the idea of the agent's lack of "perspective" on the reliable source of his beliefs, and Goldman uses the lack of match between the causal process and virtues on the typical epistemic evaluators "list" of virtues.
But given this sharp rebuttal to Sosa on Plantinga's part, together with the obvious fact that Plantinga nowhere makes central use of descriptions of epistemic warrant or epistemic agents in terms of intellectual virtues, I will not pursue his recent development of proper functionalism or his extensive work on warrant (1993a; 1993b).