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  1. Scott J. Fitzpatrick, Claire Hooker & Ian Kerridge (forthcoming). Suicidology as a Social Practice. Social Epistemology:1-20.
    Suicidology as a Social Practice. . ???aop.label???. doi: 10.1080/02691728.2014.895448.
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  2. Robert Lockie (forthcoming). Perspectivism, Deontologism And Epistemic Poverty. Social Epistemology.
    The epistemic poverty objection is commonly levelled by externalists against deontological conceptions of epistemic justification. This is that an ‘oughts’ based account of epistemic justification together with ‘ought’ implies ‘can’ must lead us to hold to be justified, epistemic agents who are objectively not truth-conducive cognizers. The epistemic poverty objection has led to a common response from deontologists, namely to embrace accounts of bounded (perspectival) rationality – subjective, practical or regulative accounts rather than objective, absolute or theoretical accounts. But the (...)
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  3. Jonathan Matheson (forthcoming). Are Conciliatory Views of Disagreement Self-Defeating? Social Epistemology:1-15.
    Are Conciliatory Views of Disagreement Self-Defeating?. . ???aop.label???. doi: 10.1080/02691728.2014.907833.
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  4. Moti Mizrahi (forthcoming). Kuhn’s Incommensurability Thesis: What’s the Argument? Social Epistemology.
    In this paper, I argue that there is neither valid deductive support nor strong inductive support for Kuhn’s incommensurability thesis. There is no valid deductive support for Kuhn’s incommensurability thesis because, from the fact that the reference of the same kind terms changes or discontinues from one theoretical framework to another, it does not necessarily follow that these two theoretical frameworks are taxonomically incommensurable. There is no strong inductive support for Kuhn’s incommensurability thesis, since there are rebutting defeaters against it (...)
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  5. Howard Sankey (forthcoming). Scepticism, Relativism and a Naturalistic Particularism. Social Epistemology.
    This paper presents a particularist and naturalist response to epistemic relativism. The response is based on an analysis of the source of epistemic relativism, according to which epistemic relativism is closely related to Pyrrhonian scepticism. The paper starts with a characterization of epistemic relativism. Such relativism is explicitly distinguished from epistemological contextualism. Next the paper presents an argument for epistemic relativism that is based on the Pyrrhonian problem of the criterion. It then considers a response to the problem of the (...)
     
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  6. Finn Collin & David Budtz Pedersen (forthcoming). The Frankfurt School, Science and Technology Studies, and the Humanities. Social Epistemology:1-29.
    This paper examines the often overlooked parallels between the critical theory of the German Frankfurt School and Science and Technology Studies in Britain, as an attempt to articulate a critique of science as a social phenomenon. The cultural aspect of the German and British arguments is in focus, especially the role attributed to the humanities in balancing cultural and techno-scientific values in society. Here, we draw parallels between the German argument and the Two Cultures debate in Britain. The third and (...)
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  7. Conor M. W. Douglas, Bryn Lander, Cory Fairley & Janet Atkinson-Grosjean (forthcoming). The Roles of User/Producer Hybrids in the Production of Translational Science. Social Epistemology:1-21.
    This paper explores the interface between users and producers of translational science (TS) through three case studies. It argues that effective TS requires a breakdown between user and producer roles: users become producers and producers become users. In making this claim, we challenge conventional understandings of TS as well as linear models of innovation. Policy-makers and funders increasingly expect TS and its associated socioeconomic benefits to occur when funding scientific research. We argue that a better understanding of the hybridity between (...)
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  8. Karyn L. Freedman (forthcoming). Testimony and Epistemic Risk: The Dependence Account. Social Epistemology:1-19.
    In this paper, I give an answer to the central epistemic question regarding the normative requirements for beliefs based on testimony. My suggestion here is that our best strategy for coming up with the conditions for justification is to look at cases where the adoption of the belief matters to the person considering it. This leads me to develop, in Part One of the paper, an interest-relative theory of justification, according to which our justification for a proposition p depends on (...)
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  9. Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner (forthcoming). Scholarly Labour and Digital Collaboration in Literary Studies. Social Epistemology:1-27.
    Digital technology can facilitate collaboration and data sharing among humanities scholars, and therefore is sometimes seen as a catalyst for attempts to revise problematic canonical traditions in literary history. In this paper, I interrogate how specific ways of organising scholarly labour make possible certain forms of knowledge, and I study the obstacles scholars face when trying to adapt established organisational models. For this purpose I draw on fieldwork in a large European database project, launched to create empirical knowledge about ?forgotten? (...)
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  10. Devereaux Kennedy (forthcoming). Games People Play: Strategy and Structure in Social Life. Social Epistemology:1-22.
    This paper is presented as a sociological account of social action and as part of the ?cognitive and cultural turn? in sociology. It retains Weber?s definition of social action as meaningful behavior directed toward another, but employs concepts developed by Noam Chomsky, Pierre Bourdieu and Ludwig Wittgenstein to refine and amplify Weber?s understanding of meaning and subjectivity. It attempts to ground symbolic interaction in innate properties of mind suggested by Chomsky and others. It attempts to enrich Bourdieu?s concept of the (...)
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  11. Hubertus Nederbragt (forthcoming). Cells That Count: Networks of a Diagnostic Test for Bovine Mastitis. Social Epistemology:1-14.
    Somatic cell count (SCC) is a diagnostic test of milk for mastitis in cows. Its specificity and sensitivity are less than 1.0, making test results uncertain. I discuss epistemological problems of the test such as underdetermination, undercalibration and underdiscrimination, in the solution of which biomedical and economic factors may play a role. Diagnostics of the SCC should be considered as an epistemological network, functioning in a network in which farmers, veterinarians, epidemiologists and milk industry shift their position following biomedical, technological (...)
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  12. Pablo Schyfter (forthcoming). Function by Agreement. Social Epistemology:1-22.
    Philosophers of biology have developed an extensive literature on biological functions. Here I propose a treatment of the topic based in social studies of science. I posit that the chief philosophical accounts of biological functions all rest upon a realist ontology of biological functions, one that conceives functions as human-independent qualities of things. Rather than being conceptualised as a property of traits or structures, function should be understood as a status granted by communities acting in accordance with specific domains of (...)
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  13. Mikael Stenmark (forthcoming). Relativism: A Pervasive Feature of the ContemporaryWestern World. Social Epistemology:1-13.
    Relativism—a Pervasive Feature of the Contemporary Western World?. . ???aop.label???. doi: 10.1080/02691728.2013.782590.
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  14. Nicholas Tebben & John Waterman (forthcoming). Epistemic Free Riders and Reasons to Trust Testimony. Social Epistemology:1-10.
    Sinan Dogramaci has recently developed a view according to which the function of epistemic evaluations?like calling someone?s behavior ?rational? or ?irrational??is to encourage or discourage the behavior evaluated. This view promises to explain the rational authority of testimony, by describing a social practice that promotes the coordination of epistemic procedures across a community. We argue that Dogramaci?s view is unsatisfactory, for two reasons. First, the social practice at its heart is vulnerable to free riders. Second, even if the problem of (...)
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  15. Milan Zafirovski (forthcoming). (Pre-)Capitalism and the “Spirit” of Protestantism—The Max Weber Reverse Thesis of Economic Conditions of Calvinism. Social Epistemology:1-41.
    The article analyzes the economic determinants of the rise and initial growth of Protestantism, specifically Calvinism, described as the Weber reverse problem in light of his thesis of Calvinist outcomes for economy. These determinants of Calvinism are differentiated from its assumed economic outcomes, specifically the emergence and development of modern capitalism in Weberian sociological accounts. It is argued and showed that the economic determinants of Calvinism?s emergence and early evolution are primarily pre-capitalist in character rather than capitalist in the modern (...)
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  16. Jonathan Baron & Jay Schulkin (forthcoming). Decision-Making and the Threat of Global Warming. Social Epistemology.
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  17. Charles Camic, Jay Demerath, Tampa Florida, Guy Axtell & Stephan Fuchs (forthcoming). Ajournal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy. Social Epistemology.
     
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  18. Nader Chokr (forthcoming). A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy. Social Epistemology.
     
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  19. David Faust (forthcoming). Research on the Process of Journal Review Re-Viewed. Social Epistemology.
     
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  20. Judith Genova & Alan G. Gross (forthcoming). A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy. Social Epistemology.
     
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  21. Alvin I. Goldman (forthcoming). Analytical Table of Contents. Social Epistemology.
     
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  22. David Guston & Honi Haber (forthcoming). A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy. Social Epistemology.
     
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  23. Michael P. Lynch (forthcoming). Epistemic Circularity and Epistemic Incommensurability. Social Epistemology:262--77.
  24. K. Mathiesen (forthcoming). Introduction to Special Issue Of. Social Epistemology.
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  25. J. Current Serials (forthcoming). 30cial istemology. Social Epistemology.
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  26. Bigliardi Stefano (forthcoming). The Contemporary Debate on the Harmony Between Islam and Science: Emergence and Challenges of a New Generation. Social Epistemology.
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