Essays in Collective Epistemology

Essays in Collective Epistemology

by Jennifer Lackey (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9780199665808
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Lackey is Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University. Her recent research focuses on the epistemology of groups, the epistemology of testimony, norms of assertion, and the epistemic significance of disagreement. She has co-edited (with Ernest Sosa) The Epistemology of Testimony (OUP, 2006) and (with David Christensen) The Epistemology of Disagreement: New Essays (OUP, 2013) and is the author of Learning from Words: Testimony as a Source of Knowledge (OUP, 2008). She is the recipient of a Mellon Foundation Grant for a Sawyer Seminar (2014), the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (2007), and a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2002). She is also winner of the Young Epistemologist Prize (2005).

Table of Contents

Introduction, Jennifer Lackey
Part One: The Debate between Summativists and Non-Summativists
1. Social Process Reliabilism: Solving Justification Problems in Collective Epistemology, Alvin I. Goldman
2. When Is There a Group that Knows? Distributed Cognition, Scientific Knowledge, and the Social Epistemic Subject, Alexander Bird
3. A Deflationary Account of Group Testimony, Jennifer Lackey
Part Two: General Epistemic Concepts in the Collective Domain
4. How to Tell if a Group Is an Agent, Philip Pettit
5. The Stoic Epistemic Virtues of Groups, Sarah Wright
6. Disagreement and Public Controversy, David Christensen
Part Three: Individual and Collective Epistemology
7. Social Roots of Human Knowledge, Ernest Sosa
8. Belief, Acceptance, and What Happens in Groups: Some Methodological Considerations, Margaret Gilbert and Daniel Pilchman
Part Four: Collective Entities and Formal Epistemology
9. Individual Coherence and Group Coherence, Rachael Briggs, Fabrizio Cariani, Kenny Easwaran, and Branden Fitelson
10. When to Defer to Supermajority Testimony—and When Not, Christian List

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