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On Folk Epistemology: How We Think and Talk about Knowledge

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2018.05.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mikkel Gerken, On Folk Epistemology: How We Think and Talk about Knowledge, Oxford, 2017, 332 pp., $60.00, ISBN 9780198803454. Reviewed by James R. Beebe, University at Buffalo In this excellent and thought-provoking book, Mikkel Gerken articulates and applies a methodological framework for thinking about the empirical study of folk epistemology. Gerken brings together (i) contemporary debates in epistemology about the nature of knowledge, skepticism, contextualism, knowledge-first epistemology, pragmatic encroachment, norms of action and assertion, and much else with (ii) empirical research on folk epistemology and (iii) broader psychological and linguistic investigations into the nature of human cognition in more sophisticated detail than any other work in print. The book will be of interest not only to epistemologists of all stripes and experimental philosophers who study folk epistemology but also to. . .

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