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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology

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Notes on contributors. PART I Introduction 1. The return of applied epistemology, James Chase and David Coady. PART II The internet. 2. The World Wide Web, Paul Smart and Nigel Shadbolt. 3. Wikipedia, Karen Frost-Arnold. 4. Googling, Hanna Kiri Gunn and Michael P. Lynch. 5. Adversarial epistemology on the internet, Don Fallis. PART III Politics. 6. John Stuart Mill on free speech, Daniel Halliday and Helen McCabe. 7. Epistemic democracy, Jason Brennan. 8. Epistemic injustice and feminist epistemology, Andrea Pitts. 9. Propaganda and ideology, Randal Marlin. PART IV Science. 10. Expertise in climate science, Stephen John. 11. Evidence-based medicine, Robyn Bluhm and Kirstin Borgerson. 12. The precautionary principle in medical research and policy: the case of sponsorship bias, Daniel Steel. 13 Psychology and conspiracy theories, David Coady. PART V Epistemic institutions. 14 Legal burdens of proof and statistical evidence, Georgi Gardiner. 15. Banking and finance: disentangling the epistemic failings of the 2008 financial crisis, Lisa Warenski. 16. Applied epistemology of education, Ben Kotzee. PART VI Individual investigators. 17. Disagreement, Tim Kenyon. 18. Forecasting, Steve Fuller. 19. Rumor, Axel Gelfert. 20. Gossip, Tommaso Bertolotti and Lorenzo Magnani. 21. The applied epistemology of conspiracy theories: an overview, M R.X Dentith and Brian L. Keeley. PART VII Theory and practice in philosophy. 22. Philosophical expertise, Bryan Frances, 23. Ethical expertise, Christopher Cowley. 24. The demise of grand narratives? Postmodernism, power-knowledge, and applied epistemology, Matthew Sharpe. Index.
While applied epistemology has been neglected for much of the twentieth century, it has seen emerging interest in recent years, with key thinkers in the field helping to put it on the philosophical map. Although it is an old tradition, current technological and social developments have dramatically changed both the questions it faces and the methodology required to answer those questions. Recent developments also make it a particularly important and exciting area for research and teaching in the twenty-first century. The Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology is an outstanding reference source to this exciting subject and the first collection of its kind. Comprising entries by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into six main parts: The InternetPoliticsScienceEpistemic institutionsIndividual investigators Theory and practice in philosophy.a Within these sections, the core topics and debates are presented, analyzed, and set into broader historical and disciplinary contexts. The central topics covered include: the prehistory of applied epistemology, expertise and scientific authority, epistemic aspects of political and social philosophy, epistemology and the law, and epistemology and medicine. Essential reading for students and researchers in epistemology, political philosophy, and applied ethics the Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as law, sociology, and politics.

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