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Jessica Brown and Mikkel Gerken

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199693702

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.001.0001

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Knowledge Ascriptions: Their Semantics, Cognitive Bases, and Social Functions

(p.1) 1 Introduction
Knowledge Ascriptions

Jessica Brown

Mikkel Gerken

Oxford University Press

This book brings together a number of diverse strands of contemporary research that have focused on knowledge ascriptions. One such strand is the ‘linguistic turn’ according to which knowledge ascriptions in ordinary language, together with the best linguistic theory of such ascriptions, provide important evidence for epistemological theorizing. Another is the ‘cognitive turn’ in which research in cognitive science is invoked to shed light on the nature of knowledge ascriptions. Finally, recent years have witnessed a ‘social turn’ within which the social functions of knowledge ascriptions are considered in relation to the growing field of social epistemology. This introductory chapter discusses each of these three turns. It then presents an overview of the subsequent chapters.

Keywords:   linguistic turn, cognitive turn, social turn, knowledge ascription, linguistic theory, cognitive science, social epistemology

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