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Author Remedios, Francis, 1953-

Title Legitimizing scientific knowledge : an introduction to Steve Fuller's social epistemology / Francis Remedios
Published Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2003


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Description xii, 143 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Steve Fuller -- 1. Fuller's Social Epistemology and Naturalistic Epistemology -- 2. Interest-Oriented Social Epistemology -- 3. Politically Oriented Social Epistemologies -- 4. The Role of Norms in Science and Science Policy -- 5. Instrumental Rationality, Success of Science, and Accountability in Science -- 6. Truth-Oriented Social Epistemology and Final Considerations
Summary "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 both interest-oriented sociologies of knowledge and truth-oriented analytic social epistemologies. A groundbreaking and controversial philosopher of science, Fuller has devoted much of his work to the issue of scientific authority, examining how it is constructed and how it is appropriated. Fuller is perhaps best known for recommending the political legitimization of scientific knowledge and rationality as an alternative to the traditional epistemological legitimization and to postmodern rejections of the legitimization project. Francis Remedios provides important criticisms of Fuller's position and Fuller's responses to philosophical debates, as well as reconstructions of Fuller's arguments
The result is a carefully argued, in-depth analysis of the work of a very important philosopher of science."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Fuller, Steve, 1959-
Science -- Philosophy.
Social epistemology.
Knowledge, Theory of.
LC no. 2003051657
ISBN 0739106678 alkaline paper
Other Titles Introduction to Steve Fuller's social epistemology