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Belief, Acceptance, and What Happens in Groups: Some Methodological Considerations

Margaret Gilbert and Daniel Pilchman

in Essays in Collective Epistemology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199665792
eISBN:
9780191748615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665792.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the relationship between individual and collective epistemology, with a particular focus on the debate between those who grant that groups have beliefs and those who claim that ... More


Essays in Collective Epistemology

Jennifer Lackey (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199665792
eISBN:
9780191748615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665792.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book examines new philosophical work on issues in collective epistemology. Questions discussed include: Should the justified beliefs and knowledge of collective entities be understood simply in ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Lackey

in Essays in Collective Epistemology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199665792
eISBN:
9780191748615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665792.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introduction presents a central debate in collective epistemology between summativists—who argue that epistemic phenomena at the collective level, such as group knowledge, can be understood ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Lackey

in The Epistemology of Groups

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199656608
eISBN:
9780191904455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199656608.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this Introduction, a central debate in the literature on the epistemology of groups is discussed. On the one hand, deflationary theorists hold that group phenomena, such as group beliefs, can be ... More


Group Belief: Lessons from Lies and Bullshit

Jennifer Lackey

in The Epistemology of Groups

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199656608
eISBN:
9780191904455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199656608.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The received view in collective epistemology is that group belief must be understood in inflationary terms, with the most popular version being the joint acceptance account. Very roughly, group ... More


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