Social Epistemology

  • Overcoming Eurocentrism: Exploring Ethiopian Modernity Through Entangled Histories and Coloniality
    Social Epistemology08 February 2024By Fasil MerawiDepartment of Philosophy, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, EthiopiaFasil Merawi received his BA, MA and PhD degrees in Philosophy from Addis Ababa University. His areas of interest include the metaphysics of temporality, Ernst Bloch’s utopia, Habermasian critical social theory, postcolonial theory, Ethiopian philosophy and Ethiopian modernity. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Chairperson of the Department of Philosophy, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
  • Transcultural Identity of Twerking: A Cultural Evolution Study of Women’s Bodily Practices of the Slavic and East African Communities
    Social Epistemology23 January 2024By Aleksandra ŁukaszewiczPriscilla GitongaKiryl Shylinhouskia Academy of Art in Szczecin, Polish Society of Aesthetics, Wołczkowo, Polandb Department of Music and Dance, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenyac Independent ResearcherAleksandra Łukaszewicz PhD in Philosophy on “Epistemological Function of the Photographic Image” at Warsaw University (2010); Habilitation in Humanities in the field of Culture and Religion Studies at the University of Lodz (2020). Specialist in philosophical aesthetics and theory of culture and art, considering the posthumanist and transhumanist approach, especially concerning art and personhood issues, which is in aesthetic and ethical reflection on social perspective. President of the Polish Society of Aesthetics. The recipient of various prizes and grants; these include a scholarship from the Kościuszko Foundation for research on art, culture and aesthetics in the work of Joseph Margolis, and a grant to support the preparation of her book project on the theory of cyborg persons explained in terms of the metaphysics of culture: Are Cyborgs Persons? An Account on Futurist Ethics, Palgrave Macmillan 2021. The Main Coordinator of two international projects: TICASS (2017-2021) and TPAAE (2020-2023) funded by the European Commission within the programme MSCA-RISE Horizon 2020, dedicated to visual communication and visual literacy, and art and art education in a transcultural perspective. Coordinator on behalf of the Polish Society for Aesthetics in the research project CAPHE: Communities and Artistic Participation in Hybrid Environments (2022-2026).Priscilla Gitonga Doctor of Philosophy (Education) at the Nelson Mandela University, South Africa (2012); Master of Music in Musicology at the Nelson Mandela University (2009) and Bachelor of Education (Arts) at Kenyatta University, Nairobi (2003). Areas of specialization include popular musicology, adolescent identity studies and arts-based qualitative research. An established author of research articles in recognized journals, Certified Director of a SACCO and a performing and recording artist based in Kenya.Kiryl Shylinhouski Sociology at the Belarusian State University (1989-1994); Master of Art in Society and Politics, the Central European University in Prague (1994-1995); OSI/FCO Chevening Scholarship at St. Antony’s College in Oxford (1995-1996). Author of research articles related to folklore, ethnography, traditional physical practices of women and folk games of Belarusians, bathhouse rituals and cure practices.
  • Propositional Versus Encyclopedic Epistemology and Unintentional Plagiarism
    Social Epistemology10 January 2024By Erhan ŞimşekUniversity Library, University of Duisburg-Essen, GermanyErhan Şimşek studied English, European Studies and American Studies in Ankara, Berlin, Amherst and Heidelberg. In 2017, he received his PhD in American literature from Heidelberg University. Before he started working for the University of Duisburg-Essen, he taught academic writing at Bielefeld University for several years. He is the author of Creating Realities: Business as a Motif in American Fiction, 1865-1929. His research interests include composition studies, intercultural communication and academic integrity.
  • Mechanistic Explanation, Interdisciplinary Integration and Interpersonal Social Coordination
    Social Epistemology03 January 2024By Matti SarkiaUniversity of Helsinki, Helsinki, FinlandMatti Sarkia is a post-doctoral researcher at the TINT Centre for Philosophy of Social Science at the University of Helsinki. He has been a visitor at the CUNY Graduate Centre, UC Berkeley and the University of Munich.
  • How Expertise is Enabled: Why Epistemic Cycles Matter to us All
    Social Epistemology27 December 2023By Stephen J. CowleyUniversity of Southern Denmark, Odense, DenmarkStephen Cowley is Emeritus Professor of Organizational Cognition at the University of Southern Denmark. His work offers an ecological view of distributed agency that uses radical embodied cognitive science to connect up human prosody, mother-infant interaction, classroom activity, workplace social organizing and, centrally, human languaging. In the ecolinguistics of languaging, he links theoretical biology with practice theory by placing human life cycles in historically evolving bioecologies. He has authored over a hundred academic papers and edited/co-edited: Distributed Language, Cognition Beyond the Brain, Biosemiotic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics and Organizational Cognition: The Theory of Social Organizing.
  • Scientism and the Problem of Self-Referential Incoherence
    Social Epistemology21 December 2023By Zoltán VecseyMTA-SZTE-DE Research Group for Theoretical Linguistics and Informatics (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Szeged, HungaryZoltán Vecsey is a research fellow at the MTA-SZTE-DE Research Group for Theoretical Linguistics and Informatics. His research interests include the foundational questions of scientific realism, the problems of nominal semantics and the theory of fictional discourse.
  • ‘Blackness’, the Body and Epistemological and Epistemic Traps: A Phenomenological Analysis
    Social Epistemology14 December 2023By Kuir ë GarangYouth Research and Evaluation Exchange (YouthREX), School of Social Work, York University, Toronto, CanadaKuir ë Garang (PhD) is a South Sudanese Canadian researcher, educator and writer. He recently defended his doctoral dissertation, ‘Blackness’ and Its Ethical and Social Implications: Discursive Impositions, Colonial Entrapments, and the Attendant Phenomenological Questions, at the School of Social Work at York University, Toronto. His research interests are social justice issues including political, social and epistemic exclusion and marginalization. His current research focuses on the use of philosophy, especially Husserl’s transcendental phenomenology, to address how African-Canadian youth are marginalized in Canadian institutions. His main interest in issues of marginality (in Canada and in Africa) is how subtle epistemic and epistemological biases go unnoticed within formal methodological standards. He is currently working with Dr. Uzo Anucha as a research associate on Anti-Black racism within the youth sector in Ontario, Canada. He will start a postdoctoral fellowship with Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange (YouthREX) under Dr. Anucha from January 2024.
  • Testimonial Injustice from Countervailing Prejudices
    Social Epistemology14 December 2023By Federico LuzziPhilosophy, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UKFederico Luzzi is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. His research interests include epistemology, as well as feminist issues in philosophy of sport and ethics.
  • The Contribution of Logic to Epistemic Injustice
    Social Epistemology14 December 2023By Franci MangravitiInstitut für Philosophie I, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, GermanyFranci Mangraviti is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Padova. They began their academic career in mathematics, before turning to logic and finally to philosophy. Their PhD dissertation was a philosophical study of so-called inconsistent mathematics, culminating in a reconceptualization of the field as a liberatory activity. They now specialize in philosophy of logic and mathematics, with a focus on alternatives and interactions with feminist philosophy and philosophy of gender.
  • Friend or Foe? Rethinking Epistemic Trespassing
    Social Epistemology13 December 2023By Jelena PavličićJelena DimitrijevićAleksandra VučkovićStrahinja ĐorđevićAdam NedeljkovićŽeljko Tešića Institute for Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbiab Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, SerbiaJelena Pavličić works as Research Associate at the Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. She has received an MSc and Ph.D. in Epistemology from the University of Belgrade, where she taught courses and seminars on General Methodology of Science, Foundations of Philosophy and Methodology of Science and General Methodology. Her research focuses on Epistemology (ancient and modern), Social Epistemology and Social Epistemology of Science.Jelena Dimitrijević holds a PhD in Philosophy. She works as Research Associate at the Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade.Aleksandra Vučković is a Research Assistant at the Institute for Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Her fields of interest include Epistemology, Social Epistemology, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Language.Strahinja Đorđević is a Research Associate at the Institute for Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. His fields of interest include Metaphysics, Epistemology, Social Ontology, Social Epistemology and Philosophy of Time.Adam Nedeljković works as a Research Associate at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy. The main fields of interest are formal and social epistemology.Željko Tešić is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. His fields of interest include History of Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Language.
  • “I’ll Show You Differences”: Skills, Creativity and Meaning
    Social Epistemology11 December 2023By Johan SiebersPaul Cobleya Department of Law and Social Sciences, Middlesex University, London, UKb Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, Middlesex University, London, UKJohan Siebers is Professor of Philosophy of Language and Communication at Middlesex University London. He is founding editor of the Empedocles: European Journal for Philosophy of Communication. In 2022 he published Working with Time in Qualitative Research: Case Studies, Theory and Practice (Routledge, with Keri Facer and Bradon Smith).Paul Cobley is Professor in Language and Media at Middlesex University. He has been co-editor of the journal Social Semiotics since 2004. In 2022 he published Bloomsbury Semiotics Volume 4: Semiotic Movements (Bloomsbury, with Jamin Pelkey) and in 2023 he published Semiotics and Its Masters Volume 2 (de Gruyter, with Alin Olteanu).
  • Universities as Anarchic Knowledge Institutions
    Social Epistemology06 December 2023By Säde HormioSamuli Reijulaa Practical Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finlandb Theoretical Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FinlandSäde Hormio is an Academy Research Fellow in Practical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki. Her research focuses on collective responsibility and social epistemology. She is interested in questions such as the impact of collective epistemic practices on individuals, the role of scientific experts in democratic debates, as well as issues around agnotology, disinformation and group knowledge.Samuli Reijula is an Academy Research Fellow and a University Lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki. His area of expertise is the philosophy of science, with interests in cognitive science and science studies (incl. science of science). His research interests include collective problem solving, cognitive diversity, science policy and foundations of evidence-based policy.
  • We Have No Satisfactory Social Epistemology of AI-Based Science
    Social Epistemology01 December 2023By Inkeri KoskinenPractical Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FinlandInkeri Koskinen is a philosopher of science working as an Academy of Finland Research Fellow in Practical philosophy, University of Helsinki. She is a member of the Centre for Philosophy of Social Science (TINT).
  • Smart Environments
    Social Epistemology29 November 2023By Shane RyanS. Orestis PalermosMirko Farinaa Public and International Affairs, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kongb Department of Philosophy, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greecec Head of Human Machine Interaction Lab [HMI Lab], Institute for Digital Economy & Artificial Systems [IDEAS], Xiamen University, Xiamen, People’s Republic of Chinad Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federatione University of Religions and Denominations, Qom, IranShane Ryan received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh and is currently Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong. His research engages with a variety of topics in epistemology, ethics and social philosophy, including epistemic environmentalism, wisdom and paternalism.Orestis Palermos is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ioannina, Greece. His research, which is at the intersection of philosophy of mind and cognitive science, epistemology, philosophy of technology and philosophy of science, focuses on the epistemological and (lately also) ethical ramifications of emerging technologies.Mirko Farina is a Professor (Senior Researcher) and Head of the Human-Machine Interaction Lab at the Institute for Digital Economy and Artificial Systems [IDEAS] established in Xiamen (People's Republic of China), by Xiamen University [XMU], Lomonosov Moscow State University [MSU] and Xiamen Municipal People's Government.
  • How Do Philosophical Positions Influence the Social Science Research Process? A Classification and Metaphor Analysis of Researchers’ Descriptions
    Social Epistemology28 November 2023By Adam CoatesCEEC, Hanyang University, Seoul, South KoreaAdam Coates is assistant professor in the CEEC at Hanyang University. His research focuses on research processes in social science and how these are represented in journal articles. His recent publications include an investigation of the role of research philosophy in mixed methods research and a study of basic details in social science research writing.
  • Expertise in Non-Well-Defined Task Domains: The Case of Reading
    Social Epistemology15 November 2023By Sarah Bro TrasmundiEdward BaggsJuan ToroSune Vork Steffensena Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages; Literature, Cognition and Emotion Group, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norwayb Centre for Human Interactivity, Department of Culture and Language, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmarkc Danish Institute for Advanced Study, Odense, Denmarkd College of International Studies, Southwest University, Chongqing, Chinae Center for Ecolinguistics, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, ChinaSarah Bro Trasmundi is Associate Professor of Cognitive Ethnography at the University of Southern Denmark and Researcher at Oslo University in the research group ’Literature, Cognition and Emotions’. She focuses on the intersection between cognition, imagination and language in domains such as literature, interaction, reading and education.Edward Baggs is Assistant Professor at the Department of Culture and Language at the University of Southern Denmark, and a Fellow at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study. His work focuses on the ecology of perception and on processes of human enculturation. With Guilherme Sanches de Oliveira he is the author of the book Psychology’s WEIRD Problems (Cambridge University Press, 2023).Juan Toro is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Humanities – University of Southern Denmark. His research combines phenomenology, 4E cognition, and mixed methods. He has done research on reading processes in relation to attention, mind-wandering, habits and aesthetic experiences, and has also focused on the social and embodied aspects of physical disabilities.Sune Vork Steffensen is Professor of Language, Interaction and Cognition at the University of Southern Denmark and Senior Fellow at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study. Focusing on how language and cognition intersect in complex social and dialogical systems, his research draws on ecological, dialogical and distributed approaches to language, interaction and cognition.
  • Becoming a Knower: Fabricating Knowing Through Coaction
    Social Epistemology10 November 2023By Marie-Theres Fester-SeegerFaculty of Social and Cultural Sciences, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), GermanyMarie-Theres Fester-Seeger is a postdoctoral fellow at the European University of Viadrina (Frankfurt (Oder), Germany). She received her PhD at the Department of Language and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark in 2021. Her research interests include distributed language/languaging, multiscalar temporal cognition, systemic views on cognition and dialogical approaches to language. She is particularly interested in how human engagement with a direct Other determines human perception, action and thinking. Interested in human lived experience and temporality, she investigates how people are able to perceive and act upon what is not directly present and how this contributes to human becoming. On the grounds of that, she developed the idea of human presencing in her PhD. She received an individual grant from the Postdoc Network Brandenburg and currently investigates human engagement with digital voice assistants in their home environments.
  • Designing an Expert-Setting for Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Literary Texts as Boundary Objects
    Social Epistemology08 November 2023By Karin KukkonenILOS Department of Literature, European Languages and Area Studies, University of Oslo, Oslo, NorwayKarin Kukkonen is Professor in Comparative Literature at the University of Oslo. She is an expert in cognitive approaches to literature and the history of the novel, the author of Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing (OUP, 2020), and currently finishing a monograph on creativity in literary writing. At the University of Oslo, she leads the interdisciplinary initiative “Literature, Cognition and Emotions” (LCE). She is a member of the Academy of Europe and was recently awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant (2022) to study literary games.
  • Censorship Bubbles Vs Hate Bubbles
    Social Epistemology06 November 2023By Wendy XinDiscipline of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaWendy Xin is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Sydney. Her research interests include environmental ethics, emotions, feminist philosophy and social epistemology.
  • Cringe
    Social Epistemology31 October 2023By Thomas J. SpiegelDepartment of Philosophy, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, GermanyThomas J. Spiegel is Humboldt & JSPS postdoctoral fellow at Waseda University. Prior to that he was wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the University of Potsdam. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Leipzig in 2017.
  • The Wrong of Bullshit
    Social Epistemology27 October 2023By Thorian R. HarrisDepartment of Philosophy, University of California, Davis, CA, USAThorian R. Harris is a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses primarily on the application of early Chinese philosophy to contemporary ethical issues.
  • Introduction to the Special Issue: “Expertise, Semiotics and Interactivity”
    Social Epistemology13 October 2023By Charles LassiterSarah Bro Trasmundia Department of Philosophy, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, USAb Department of Language and Culture, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmarkc Centre for Human Interactivity, Department of Language, Culture, History and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmarkd Advanced Cognitive Ethnography Lab, Department of Language, Culture, History and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmarke Department of Literature, Areas Studies, and European Languages, Oslo University, Oslo, NorwayCharles Lassiter is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Gonzaga University. His research focuses on the epistemology and metaphysics of mind of encultured cognition.Sarah Bro Trasmundi is Associate Professor of Cognitive Ethnography at the University of Southern Denmark and Researcher at Oslo University in the research group ‘Literature, Cognition and Emotions’. She focuses on the intersection between cognition, imagination, and language in domains such as literature, interaction, reading and education.
  • Reading the Signs: From Dyadic to Triadic Views for Identifying Experts
    Social Epistemology09 October 2023By Charles LassiterDepartment of Philosophy, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, USACharles Lassiter is associate professor of philosophy at Gonzaga University. His research focuses on issues in metaphysics and epistemology at the intersection of mind and culture.
  • Apology for an Average Believer: Wagered Belief and Information Environments
    Social Epistemology09 October 2023By Richard Kenneth AtkinsPhilosophy Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USARichard Kenneth Atkins is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. He is author of Peirce on Inference (Oxford 2023), Charles S. Peirce’s Phenomenology (Oxford 2018), Peirce and the Conduct of Life (Cambridge 2016), and Puzzled?! (Hackett 2015). His articles have appeared in Synthese, Journal of the American Philosophical Association, European Journal of Philosophy, and British Journal for the History of Philosophy, among other venues.
  • Enacting Practices: Perception, Expertise and Enlanguaged Affordances
    Social Epistemology27 September 2023By Rasmus Gahrn-AndersenDepartment of Culture and Language, University of Southern Denmark, Slagelse, DenmarkRasmus Gahrn-Andersen is Associate Professor at the Department of Culture and Language (University of Southern Denmark). He is currently researching human socio-practical activity from an interdisciplinary perspective. More specifically, he explores phenomena such as concept and non-concept involving perception, basic and distributed cognition, social organizing, human-technology entanglements and how linguistic competencies and skills enable human practical behavior.
  • Epistemic Inclusion as the Key to Benefiting from Cognitive Diversity in Science
    Social Epistemology26 September 2023By Vlasta SikimićIndustrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The NetherlandsVlasta Sikimić is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In her research, Dr. Sikimić promotes the ideal of inclusive science. She lectures on topics such as Philosophy and Epistemology of Science, Social Epistemology, and Information Dynamics in Groups. Dr. Sikimić also actively takes part in philosophical organizations of international importance. For example, she is the Chair of the Organizing Committee of the European Philosophy of Science Conference that will be held in 2023 and a member of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science Steering Committee.
  • Epistemic Autonomy and Intellectual Humility: Mutually Supporting Virtues
    Social Epistemology26 September 2023By Jonathan MathesonDepartment of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USAJonathan Matheson is a professor of philosophy at the University of North Florida. His research interests are primarily in epistemology focusing on issues related to disagreement and epistemic autonomy. He is the author of The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement (Palgrave) and Why It’s OK Not to Think for Yourself (Routledge).
  • No-Regret Learning Supports Voters’ Competence
    Social Epistemology12 September 2023By Petr Spelda
  • Other Oriented Hermeneutical Injustice, Affected Ignorance, or Human Ignorance?
    Social Epistemology11 September 2023By J. M. Dieterle
  • Intra-Group Epistemic Injustice: Jewish Identity, Whiteness, and Zionism
    Social Epistemology11 September 2023By Dana Grabelsky
  • Cognitive Diversity or Cognitive Polarization? On Epistemic Democracy in a Post-Truth World
    Social Epistemology06 September 2023By Esther K. H. Ng
  • The Limited Role of Social Sciences and Humanities in Interdisciplinary Funding: What are Its Effects?
    Social Epistemology04 September 2023By Anita Välikangas
  • Why Human Prejudice is so Persistent: A Predictive Coding Analysis
    Social Epistemology14 August 2023By Tzu-Wei Hung
  • ‘Islamic Epistemology’ in a Modern Context: Anatomy of an Evolving Debate
    Social Epistemology02 August 2023By Mohamed Fouz Mohamed Zacky
  • Reflexive Research Practice in Women’s Prison Research in Uganda
    Social Epistemology02 August 2023By Milliam Kiconco
  • Credibility Trouble: When ‘I Believe You’ is an Epistemic Wrong
    Social Epistemology31 July 2023By Eliana Luxemburg-Peck
  • Towards a Clear and Fair Conceptualization of Empathy
    Social Epistemology27 July 2023By Caroline Bollen
  • What Would It be Like to be Bohmians? Experiencing a Gestalt Switch in Physics as an Effect of Path Dependence
    Social Epistemology12 July 2023By Léna Soler
  • Lessons from Reckwitz and Rosa: Towards a Constructive Dialogue between Critical Analytics and Critical Theory
    Social Epistemology11 July 2023By Simon Susen
  • The Applied Epistemology of Official Stories
    Social Epistemology07 July 2023By Tim Hayward
  • ‘Conspiracy Theory’ as a Tonkish Term: Some Runabout Inference-Tickets from Truth to Falsehood
    Social Epistemology15 June 2023By Charles Pigden
  • On the Inconsistency between Practice and Reporting in Science: The Genesis of Scientific Articles
    Social Epistemology13 June 2023By Teresa Diaz Gonçalves
  • A Philosophical Explanation for the Islamization of Philosophy: How Can Mullā Ṣadrā’s Transcendent Philosophy Contribute to the Islamization of Philosophy in Iran?
    Social Epistemology08 May 2023By Amir Rastin Toroghi
  • Producing ME/CFS in Dutch Newspapers. A Social-Discursive Analysis About Non/credibility
    Social Epistemology06 April 2023By Marjolein Lotte de Boer
  • Conspiracy Theory and (or as) Folk Psychology
    Social Epistemology30 March 2023By Brian L. Keeley
  • Towards Epistemic Translatability: On Epistemic Difference and Hermeneutical Injustice
    Social Epistemology30 March 2023By Angelo Vannini
  • Why Epistemic Decolonisation in Africa?
    Social Epistemology30 March 2023By Veli Mitova
  • Do Political Convictions Infect Every Fibre of Our Being?
    Social Epistemology29 March 2023By Joseph Ulatowski
  • Conspiracy Theories, Scepticism, and Non-Liberal Politics
    Social Epistemology13 March 2023By Fred Matthews
  • Perspectives on Post-Truth
    Social Epistemology07 March 2023By Filippo Ferrari

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