Goldman and the foundations of social epistemology

Argumentation 8 (2):145-156 (1994)

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J. Angelo Corlett
San Diego State University
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This essay argues that Alvin I. Goldman's truth-linked theory of group knowledge (veritism) omits individual components of social cognition, that all group based theories of knowledge lead to scepticism, and that if any sense is to be made of social knowledge, it must be done on individualist lines. I argue that Goldman's veritism can be reconstructed by adopting a reliabilist theory,social reliabilism. And I argue that Goldman's objections to a particular sort of consensualism are not telling. So there are now two plausible and competing theories of social knowledge-social reliabilism and consensualism
Keywords Belief  consensualism  epistemology  experimental social psychology  social knowledge  social reliabilism  veritism
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DOI 10.1007/BF00733366
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