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  1.  21
    The Epistemology of Meat Eating.C. E. Abbate - 2020 - Social Epistemology 2020:1-19.
    A widely accepted view in epistemology is that we do not have direct control over our beliefs. And we surely do not have as much control over our beliefs as we have over simple actions. For instance, you can, if offered $500, immediately throw your steak in the trash, but a meat-eater cannot, at will, start believing that eating animals is wrong to secure a $500 reward. Yet, even though we have more control over our behavior than we have over (...)
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    Subjective Connectivity: Rethinking Loneliness, Isolation and Belonging in Discourses of Minority Youth Suicide.Rob Cover - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (6):566-576.
    While dominant medico-psychological approaches in suicidology depict suicide as resulting from individual psychic/corporeal pathologies, suicides of minority groups are frequently understood in muc...
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    Epistemic Justice and the Struggle for Critical Suicide Literacy.Scott J. Fitzpatrick - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (6):555-565.
    The concept of suicide literacy is currently used to describe a perceived deficit in public knowledge about suicide that is directly related to specific health actions and outcomes. It thereby fulf...
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    Towards Ethics of Wonder and Generosity in Critical Suicidology.Katrina Jaworski - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (6):589-600.
    More than ever before it is clear that suicidology requires a serious re-thinking of its approach to understanding and responding to suicide. This is not simply because disciplines such as medicine...
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    Knowledge Is Made for Cutting – An Introduction.Katrina Jaworski & Ian Marsh - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (6):527-532.
    This special issue of Social Epistemology represents a departure point from the traditional field of suicidology. Unlike its predecessor, critical suicidology, or more recently, critical suicide st...
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    At the Limits of Suicide: The Bad Timing of the Gift.Katrina Jaworski & Daniel G. Scott - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (6):577-588.
    No matter how hard we try to grasp it fully, something about suicide always remains out of reach or outside of knowledge, unspoken, shrouded by the privacy and singularity of the moment in which so...
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    The Social Production of Psychocentric Knowledge in Suicidology.Ian Marsh - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (6):544-554.
    Suicidology, the scientific study of suicide and suicide prevention, constructs suicide as primarily a question of individual mental health. Despite recent engagement with suicide from a broader pu...
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    Morality, Mental Illness and the Prevention of Suicide.Eva Yampolsky & Howard I. Kushner - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (6):533-543.
    Since the middle of the 20th century, suicidology, as a group of disciplines working to understand and prevent suicide, has reinforced the long-held view that suicide is caused first and foremost b...
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    Epistemic Neglect.Shannon Brick - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (5):490-500.
    In most testimonial transactions between adults, the hearer’s obligation is to accord the speaker a level of credibility that matches the evidence that what she is saying is true. When the speaker...
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  10. Believing to Belong: Addressing the Novice-Expert Problem in Polarized Scientific Communication.Helen De Cruz - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (5):440-452.
    There is a large gap between the specialized knowledge of scientists and laypeople’s understanding of the sciences. The novice-expert problem arises when non-experts are confronted with (real or apparent) scientific disagreement, and when they don’t know whom to trust. Because they are not able to gauge the content of expert testimony, they rely on imperfect heuristics to evaluate the trustworthiness of scientists. This paper investigates why some bodies of scientific knowledge become polarized along political fault lines. Laypeople navigate conflicting epistemic (...)
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    Climate Science Denial as Willful Hermeneutical Ignorance.Sharon E. Mason - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (5):469-477.
    Climate science denial results from ignorance and perpetuates ignorance about scientific facts and methods of inquiry. In this paper, I explore climate science denial as a type of active ignorance...
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    Should Academics Debunk Conspiracy Theories?Kurtis Hagen - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (5):423-439.
    This article addresses the question, ‘Should scholars debunk conspiracy theories or stay neutral?’ It describes ‘conspiracy theories’ and two senses of ‘neutrality,’ arguing that scholars should be...
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    Values and Objectivity in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.Julie Jebeile - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (5):453-468.
    The assessments issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change aim to provide policy-makers with an objective source of information about the various causes of climate change, the p...
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    “The Local Consultant Will Not Be Credible”: How Epistemic Injustice Is Experienced and Practised in Development Aid.Susanne Koch - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (5):478-489.
    This paper uses the concept of epistemic injustice to shed light on the discriminatory treatment of experts in and by development aid. While the literature on epistemic justice is largely based on...
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  15. On the Possibility of Knowledge Through Unsafe Testimony.B. J. C. Madison - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (5):513-526.
    If knowledge requires safety, then one might think that when the epistemic source of knowledge is testimony, that testimony must itself be safe. Otherwise, will not the lack of safety transfer from testimony to hearer, such that hearer will lack knowledge? Resisting this natural line of reasoning, Goldberg (2005; 2007) argues that testimonial knowledge through unsafe testimony is possible on the basis of two cases. Lackey (2008) and Pelling (2013) criticize Goldberg’s examples. But Pelling goes on to provide his own (...)
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    Dealing with Conspiracy Theory Attributions.Brian Martin - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (5):409-422.
    Academic discussions concerning what to do about conspiracy theories often focus on whether or not to debunk them. Less often discussed are the methods, audiences and effectiveness of debunking eff...
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    The Epistemology of Plea Bargaining.Richard B. Miller - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (5):501-512.
    Systems-oriented social epistemology, studies epistemic systems in which individuals work together to determine the epistemic status (true, justified, true beyond a reasonable doubt, e...
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    Navigating Between Complexity and Control in Transdisciplinary Problem Framing: Meaning Making as an Approach to Reflexive Integration.Basil Bornemann & Marius Christen - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (4):357-369.
    Referring to a problem-oriented research mode, transdisciplinarity faces the challenge of dealing with the complexity of real-world problems in a methodologically controlled manner. As the first st...
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    Identity Politics: Participatory Research and Its Challenges Related to Social and Epistemic Control.Stefan Böschen, Martine Legris, Simon Pfersdorf & Bernd Carsten Stahl - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (4):382-394.
    Over the past 20 years, the participation of laypersons or representatives of civil society has become a guiding principle in processes of research and innovation. There is now a significant litera...
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    Untrol: Post-Truth and the New Normal of Post-Normal Science.Katharine N. Farrell - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (4):330-345.
    The idea that there exists a natural relationship between intellectual freedom, legitimate political authority and enjoyment of a dignified life was central to the European Enlightenment and to the...
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    Control Before Collaborative Research – Why Phase Zero Is Not Co-Designed but Scripted.Jeremias Herberg - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (4):395-407.
    The very beginning of collaborative research endeavors often lies in politically difficult and practically challenging entanglements. The purpose of this paper is to empirically capture and theoret...
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    Social and Epistemic Control in Collaborative Research — Reconfiguring the Interplay of Politics and Methodology.Jeremias Herberg & Ulli Vilsmaier - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (4):309-318.
    In this article we argue that the notion of control poses a critical conceptual and historical connection between scientific and political power. While many meanings of control originate in the sci...
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    Knowledge Decolonization À la Grounded Theory: Control Juggling in Research Situations.Maria De Eguia Huerta - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (4):370-381.
    Knowledge production is not free of political connotations. The researcher defines and moulds the research situation in which she will be gathering the data. Simultaneously, she will be also condit...
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    The Limits of Epistemic Control, the Powers of Actualization, and the Moral Economies of a Fictional Collective.Judith Igelsböck - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (4):319-329.
    This essay narrates from a collective of social scientists giving up on the phantasy of ‘being in,’ or ‘having’ epistemic control, not – however – on the ‘dream of epistemic democracy’. This commun...
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    Designing a Transformative Epistemology of the Problematic: A Perspective for Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research.Esther Meyer & Daniela Peukert - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (4):346-356.
    This paper elaborates on the question of how to design an epistemological foundation for problem-oriented, collaborative forms of research, such as transdisciplinary sustainability research. It pic...
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    Can Novices Trust Themselves to Choose Trustworthy Experts? Reasons for (Reserved) Optimism.Johnny Brennan - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (3):227-240.
    Novices face a problem when it comes to forming true beliefs about controversial issues that they cannot assess themselves: Who are the trustworthy experts? Elizabeth Anderson offers a set of criteria intended to allow novices to form reliable assessments of expert trustworthiness. All they need to assess experts is a high-school education and access to the internet. In this paper, I argue that novices face a much harder time using her criteria effectively than we would expect or hope. This problem (...)
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    (Google-)Knowing Economics.Vicki Macknight & Fabien Medvecky - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (3):213-226.
    How is economics made public? Specifically, how is economics made public on Google? Here we explore a methodological problem – studying google-knowing – and simultaneously explore the more pragmati...
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    How Not to Deal with the Tragic Dilemma.Joshua Mugg - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (3):253-264.
    Race is often epistemically relevant, but encoding racial stereotypes can lead to implicitly biased behavior. Thus, given the way race structures society, it seems to be impossible to be both epist...
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    Epistemic Barriers to Rational Voting: The Case of European Parliament Elections.Fabio Wolkenstein - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (3):294-308.
    Voting is often said to be irrational because of the incredibly small likelihood that an individual voter’s ballot will be pivotal in favour of her preferred candidate or party. A persuasive respon...
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    A Picture of a Cat Against Cholera? Rationality in History as Seen From a Universalist Perspective.Jong-Pil Yoon - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (3):281-293.
    This essay has two purposes. One is to present a detailed analysis of a historical example to defend the validity of the idea of universal rationality. Although diverse arguments have been offered...
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    What Does It Mean to Hear the Call of Science? Listening to Max Weber Now.Steve Fuller - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (2):105-116.
    This article performs a depth hermeneutic of the two senses of ‘vocation’ that were available to Max Weber when he delivered his complementary lectures to graduate students one hundred years ago: ‘...
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    Science as an Ethical Mode of Life: On the Centenary of Max Weber’s Wissenschaft Als Beruf.Sung Ho Kim - 2020 - Social Epistemology 34 (2):142-150.
    Max Weber’s reputation as one of the founding fathers of the modern social sciences relies in large measure on his methodological contributions such as value objectivity or freedom a...
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