Why Social Epistemology Is Real Epistemology

Alvin I. Goldman

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This chapter discusses a wider range of conceptions of social epistemology that range from those that expose traditional epistemology to those that are close to the classical epistemological "canon". It introduces the concepts of revisionism, preservationism, and the expansionist conception of social epistemology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReliabilism and Contemporary Epistemology
Subtitle of host publicationEssays
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199933150
ISBN (Print)9780199812875
StatePublished - May 24 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


  • Classical epistemological canon
  • Expansionist conception
  • Preservationism
  • Revisionism
  • Social epistemology
  • Traditional epistemology


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