Essays in Collective Epistemology

2015.05.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jennifer Lackey (ed.), Essays in Collective Epistemology, Oxford University Press, 2014, 253pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.05.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jennifer Lackey (ed.), Essays in Collective Epistemology, Oxford University Press, 2014, 253pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199665792. Reviewed by Deborah Perron Tollefsen, University of Memphis This is a fine collection of essays that contributes to the growing field of collective epistemology. Roughly, collective epistemology refers to the study of the epistemological properties of groups and the significance of group knowledge production and acquisition. It deals with questions like the following: Are groups knowers? Do they have beliefs? How are group beliefs justified? Can groups be testifiers? Can we rely on the testimony of groups? Can we attribute epistemic responsibility to groups? Can groups have epistemic virtues? Jennifer Lackey's volume is the third on this topic to appear in recent years. Kay Mathiesen's special issue of the journal Social Epistemology (volume 21,3) on collective knowers and. . .

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