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The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology$
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Paul K. Moser

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195130058

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195130057.001.0001

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The Sciences and Epistemology

The Sciences and Epistemology

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(p.144) Chapter 4 The Sciences and Epistemology
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The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology
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Alvin I. Goldman (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195130057.003.0005

In “The Sciences and Epistemology,” Alvin Goldman argues that epistemology and the sciences should remain distinct yet cooperative. He presents several examples that illustrate the relevance of science to epistemology. Drawing from work in psychology, he proposes that science can shed light on epistemic achievements by contributing to our understanding of the nature and extent of human cognitive endowments. He suggests, in addition, that psychology can also contribute to our understanding of the sources of knowledge. Finally, Goldman argues that some specific projects in epistemology can receive important contributions from psychology, economics, and sociology.

Keywords:   keconomics, epistemology, Alvin Goldman, knowledge, naturalized epistemology, psychology, science, sociology, sources of knowledge

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