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Epistemic Relativism

A Constructive Critique

Authors: Seidel, M.

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Markus Seidel provides a detailed critique of epistemic relativism in the sociology of scientific knowledge. In addition to scrutinizing the main arguments for epistemic relativism he provides an absolutist account that nevertheless aims at integrating the relativist's intuition.

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Markus Seidel is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Münster, Germany. His research focuses on general philosophy of science, epistemology, sociology of science and sociology of knowledge.

Reviews

"The relationship between the Strong Program and epistemic relativism is an important topic, and deserves the careful and informed discussion Seidel provides. Anyone interested in Strong Program relativism should come here and have a look."

-John K. Davies Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

"Seidel has left no stone unturned in his attempt to get to the bottom of the epistemic relativism of the strong programme. [The book] is a sound contribution to the contemporary discussion of epistemic relativism which will have a lasting impact."

-Howard Sankey Metascience


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Seidel, Markus

    Pages 1-6

  • Setting the Stage: Epistemic Relativism in the Strong Programme and Beyond

    Seidel, Markus

    Pages 7-45

  • Realism and the Argument from Underdetermination

    Seidel, Markus

    Pages 46-136

  • Norm-Circularity

    Seidel, Markus

    Pages 137-191

  • Epistemic Absolutism That Can Accommodate the Relativist’s Intuition

    Seidel, Markus

    Pages 192-211

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Epistemic Relativism
Book Subtitle
A Constructive Critique
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37789-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137377890
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37788-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47806-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 284
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