- Hardcover: 153 pages
- Publisher: Lexington Books; First U. S. Edition edition (July 29, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0739106678
- ISBN-13: 978-0739106679
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,659,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Legitimizing Scientific Knowledge: An Introduction to Steve Fuller's Social Epistemology First U. S. Edition Edition
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Francis Remedios has done contemporary epistemology a favor by constructing a roadmap of the promising area of social epistemology. He points to the twists and turns on the route to socializing epistemology and clearly labels the major players. But, he also marks the dead-ends and the cul-de-sacs. This is indispensable reading for philosophers, sociologists and science studies academics; Remedios clarifies what is at stake in naturalizing social epistemology and puts the major naturalist camps in conversation. (Joan Leach, Editor, Social Epistemology)
By situating Fuller's wide-ranging and complex ideas in contemporary debates in the philosophy of science and epistemology, Remedios provides a remarkably clear synthesis and defense of Fuller's distinctive social epistemology. The author has accomplished a commendable service for scholars interested in studying the social and political aspects of science. (William Rehg S.J., St. Louis University)
In this book, Remedios has skillfully accomplished the task of systematically explaining and evaluating the various strands of Fuller's project of social epistemology. Fuller is one of the most prolific scholars and Remedios' book provides a compact, comprehensive introduction to the main contours of his ideas that cut through several disciplines. (Canadian Journal of Sociology)
Remedios succeeds in systematising Fuller's social epistemology and putting it into its contexts. Remedios has written a helpful starting point for further evaluation and discussion of Fuller's social epistemology. (Science Studies)
In Legitimating Scientific Knowledge, Francis Remedios renders a great service. He precisely surveys contemporary philosophical arguments regarding the rationality, cognitive status and legitimation of scientific inquiry. (Review Of Metaphysics)
Remedios' Introduction has done epistemologists a real favour. By systematizing the numerous pronouncements on epistemological matters to be found in Fuller's widely spread oeuvre and attempting a defense of his project on this basis, the foundations of Fuller's so-called social epistemology are exhibited clearly as never before. (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)
About the Author
Francis X. Remedios holds a Ph. D. from the University of Louvain, Belgium.