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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Clarendon Pr
Publication date March 25, 1999
Pages 407
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198237778
ISBN-10 0198237774
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.80 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $170.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Knowledge in a Social World offers a philosophy for the information age. Alvin Goldman explores new frontiers by creating a thoroughgoing social epistemology, moving beyond the traditional focus on solitary knowers. Social, cultural, and technological changes present new challenges to our ways of knowing and understanding, and philosophy must face these challenges. Against the tides of postmodernism and social constructionism Goldman defends the integrity of truth and shows how to promote it by well-designed forms of social interaction. He urges that social discourse promises more than the mere politics of consensus, and that suitably norm-governed debate and belief-revision can increase veridical knowledge.

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9780198237778 | details & prices | 407 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $170.00
About: Knowledge in a Social World offers a philosophy for the information age.
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from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (March 25, 1999)
9780198238201 | details & prices | 407 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $53.00

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