Legitimizing Scientific Knowledge: An Introduction to Steve Fuller's Social Epistemology

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Lexington Books, 2003 - Philosophy - 143 pages
The first book to provide an in-depth examination of Steve Fuller's politically oriented social epistemology, Legitimizing Scientific Knowledge compares Fuller's social epistemology with other interest-oriented and truth-oriented social epistemologies. The result is a carefully argued, in-depth analysis of the work of a groundbreaking philosopher of science.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Fullers Social Epistemology and Naturalistic Epistemology
11
2 Naturalistic Epistemology as a Response to the Epistemic Circle
13
3 Minimal and Maximal Social Epistemologies
15
4 Embodiment of Knowledge
18
5 Fullers Normative Project
20
InterestOriented Social Epistemology
29
3 Epistemology Socialized The Strong Program
30
6 Fuller on Kuhns Antinormativity
68
7 Knowledge Policy
71
8 Fullers Knowledge Policy Analyst
74
9 Two Types of Hypothetical Policy Norms
75
10 Roths Criticism of Fullers Norms
76
11 Rouses Criticisms of Fullers Notion of Knowledge Policy
78
12 The Governance of Science
79
Instrumental Rationality Success of Science and Accountability in Science
85

4 The Influence of Wittgenstein on the Strong Program
33
5 The Strong Program and Naturalism
34
6 The Strong Program and Kuhn
39
7 The Strong Program and Relativism
40
9 Fuller on Relativism
43
Politically Oriented Social Epistemologies
47
A Deflationary Notion of Scientific Knowledge as Practice
49
4 Fullers Position
51
5 Fuller vs Rouse
56
6 Solving the Problem of Epistemic Sovereignty
58
The Role of Norms in Science and Science Policy
63
2 The Problem of Cognitive Bias
64
3 Quines Engineering Option
65
5 Fullers Genealogical Account of Epistemic Norms
67
2 Instrumental Rationality
86
3 Arguments against Scientific Realism and Convergent Realism on the Success of Science
87
4 Invisible Hand Explanations for the Success of Science
93
5 Science Accounting
95
TruthOriented Social Epistemology and Final Considerations
103
2 Epistemic Circle
104
4 Reflexivity
106
6 Fuller on Kuhn
112
7 An Amendment to Fullers Notion of the Knowledge Policy Analyst
116
8 Significance of Fullers Politically Oriented Epistemology
117
Bibliography
123
Index
139
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Francis X. Remedios holds a Ph. D. from the University of Louvain, Belgium.

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