Epistemology in your face
UNSPECIFIED (1999) Epistemology in your face. HISTORY OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES, 12 (4). pp. 49-55. ISSN 0952-6951Full text not available from this repository.
I challenge James Maffie's claim that a fruitful 'anthroepistemology' can be derived from what is effectively a 'shotgun wedding' between the strong programme in the sociology of scientific knowledge and a naturalistic version of analytic epistemology. The first problem is that the Strong Programme presupposes a late Wittgensteinian orientation to philosophy that does not allow for the kind of normative perspective Maffie seeks for his anthroepistemology. The second problem is that his conception of the relationship between epistemologists and first-order inquirers remains largely one designed to reproduce power asymmetries among knowledge producers. I conclude by arguing that these problems will not disappear until epistemology is reunited with the other branches of value theory and hence forced to face more squarely questions concerning the ends of knowledge.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
H Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||HISTORY OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 49-55|
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