Fuller and Rouse on the legitimation of scientific knowledge

Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (4):444-463 (2003)

Francis X. Remedios
KU Leuven (PhD)
Fullerand Rouse are both political social epistemologists concerned with the cognitive authority of science, though both disagree on what role it should play in science. Fullerar gues that political factors such as knowledge policy and a constitution play a primary role in the global legitimation of scientific knowledge, while Rouse holds that politics play a role on the local (practices) level but not on the global (metascientific) level of legitimation. While Fullerpr ovides a political response to the legitimation project, Rouse rejects the legitimation project because he holds that it involves the need forglobal legitimation of the place of scientific knowledge in our culture. Key Words: legitimation project • social epistemology • epistemic sovereignty • metascience • scientific knowledge.
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Remedios and Fuller on Normativity and Science.Joseph Rouse - 2003 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (4):464-471.
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