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The routledge handbook of applied epistemology


Coady, D and Chase, J, The routledge handbook of applied epistemology, Routledge, New York, pp. 356. ISBN 9781138932654 (2019) [Edited Book]

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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:

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Epistemic institutions

Individual investigators

Theory and practice in philosophy.

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.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:epistemology knowledge rationality
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Epistemology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Coady, D (Dr David Coady)
UTAS Author:Chase, J (Dr James Chase)
ID Code:128269
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-09-12
Last Modified:2018-09-13

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