Liaisons

Liaisons : Philosophy Meets the Cognitive and Social Sciences

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These essays by a major epistemologist reconfigure philosophical projects across a wide spectrum, from mind to metaphysics, from epistemology to social power. Several of Goldman's classic essays are included along with many newer writings. Together these trace and continue the development of the author's unique blend of naturalism and reliabilism. Part I defends the simulation approach to mentalistic ascription and explores the psychological mechanisms of ontological individuation. Part II shows why epistemology needs help from cognitive science - not only to evaluate cognitive agents but also to illuminate the practices of epistemic evaluators. Parts III and IV explain how philosophical projects can be reshaped through interchange with social science. An epistemological study of scientific activity exploits the economic paradigm, and philosophical tools are applied to analyze power in society.

Contents
Mind and Metaphysics * Interpretation Psychologized * Metaphysics, Mind, and Mental Science * Cognition and Modal Metaphysics * Individual Epistemology * A Causal Theory of Knowing * Discrimination and Perceptual Knowledge * What Is justified Belief? Strong and Weak justification * Psychology and Philosophical Analysis * Epistemic Folkways and Scientific Epistemology * Social Epistemology * Foundations of Social Epistemics * Epistemic Paternalism: Communication and Control in Law and Society * An Economic Model of Scientific Activity and Truth Acquisition (with Moshe Shaked) * Social Power * Toward a Theory of Social Power * On the Measurement of Power
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 160 x 231 x 23mm | 567g
  • Bradford Books
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • 8
  • 0262514486
  • 9780262514484

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These essays by a major epistemologist reconfigure philosophical projects across a wide spectrum, from mind to metaphysics, from epistemology to social power. Several of Goldman's classic essays are included with many recent writings. Together these trace and continue the development of the author's unique blend of naturalism and reliabilism.
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About Alvin I. Goldman

Alvin I. Goldman is Professor of Philosophy and Research Scientist in Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona.
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