Book Review: What’s So Social about Social Knowledge?

  title={Book Review: What’s So Social about Social Knowledge?},
  author={Warren Schmaus},
  journal={Philosophy of the Social Sciences},
  pages={125 - 98}
  • W. Schmaus
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Although Longino and Solomon are interested in what social conditions will produce better science, neither philosopher has provided a sufficient analysis of the social character of science. For instance, neither considers the social character of discovery as well as that of justification, or that an individual scientist’s social status and social relations may be important for understanding her role in both processes. The contributors to Schmitt’s volume are interested in whether the terms that… 
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