The genealogical method in epistemology

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Robin McKenna
University of Liverpool
Martin Kusch
University of Vienna
Abstract
In 1990 Edward Craig published a book called Knowledge and the State of Nature in which he introduced and defended a genealogical approach to epistemology. In recent years Craig’s book has attracted a lot of attention, and his distinctive approach has been put to a wide range of uses including anti-realist metaepistemology, contextualism, relativism, anti-luck virtue epistemology, epistemic injustice, value of knowledge, pragmatism and virtue epistemology. While the number of objections to Craig’s approach has accumulated, there has been no sustained attempt to develop answers to these objections. In this paper we provide answers to seven important objections in the literature.
Keywords social epistemology  genealogy  Edward Craig  naturalized epistemology  knowledge-first epistemology
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-018-1675-1
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