Knowledge in a Social World

Oxford University Press (1999)
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Alvin Goldman
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Abstract
Knowledge in a Social World offers a philosophy for the information age. Alvin Goldman explores new frontiers by creating a thoroughgoing social epistemology, moving beyond the traditional focus on solitary knowers. Against the tides of postmodernism and social constructionism Goldman defends the integrity of truth and shows how to promote it by well-designed forms of social interaction. From science to education, from law to democracy, he shows why and how public institutions should seek knowledge-enhancing practices. The result is a bold, timely, and systematic treatment of the philosophical foundations of an information society
Keywords Social epistemology
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Call number BD175.G64 1999
ISBN(s) 0198237774   0198238207     9780198238201
DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2002.tb00151.x
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