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Introduction

Anastasia Marinopoulou

in Critical Theory and Epistemology: The Politics of Modern Thought and Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105370
eISBN:
9781526128157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105370.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Critical Theory and Epistemology is a comparison of the major epistemological concerns in the twentieth century with critical theory of the Frankfurt School. I focus on modern epistemology as a ... More


Pluralism, Legitimate Self-Contradiction, and a Proposed Solution to Some Shared Fundamental Problems of Political and Mainstream Epistemology

Jeremy Barris

in Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter develops the relevance of the paradoxical connection between globally different frameworks for which the book argues to both political and mainstream, unpoliticized epistemology. The ... More


Political Legitimacy Under Epistemic Constraints: Why Public Reasons Matter

Fabienne Peter

in Political Legitimacy: NOMOS LXI

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479888696
eISBN:
9781479869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479888696.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The aim of this chapter is to provide an epistemological argument for why public reasons matter for political legitimacy. A key feature of the public reason conception of legitimacy is that political ... More


Conclusions

Anastasia Marinopoulou

in Critical Theory and Epistemology: The Politics of Modern Thought and Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105370
eISBN:
9781526128157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105370.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book has aimed to examine dialectics in modern epistemology and to compare it with critical theory, not ‘in order to’ but ‘because’ the latter can offer innovative means of dialectical ... More


Constitutive Exclusion

Sina Kramer

in Excluded Within: The (Un)Intelligibility of Radical Political Actors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190625986
eISBN:
9780190626006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625986.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter introduces “constitutive exclusion” and makes the case for it as a framework for understanding why some claims are unintelligible as political claims, and some actors unintelligible as ... More


Excluded Within: The (Un)Intelligibility of Radical Political Actors

Sina Kramer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190625986
eISBN:
9780190626006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625986.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Why are some claims seen or heard as political claims, while others are not? Why are some people not seen or heard as political agents? And how does their political unintelligibility shape political ... More


Technocratic Naiveté

Jeffrey Friedman

in Power without Knowledge: A Critique of Technocracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190877170
eISBN:
9780190909505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877170.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

An epistemological critique of technocracy may seem unnecessary if one believes that the causes of social and economic problems, and their solutions, are self-evident. However, this belief must ... More


Political Epistemology

Elizabeth Edenberg and Michael Hannon (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893338
eISBN:
9780191914607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893338.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

As current events around the world have illustrated, epistemological issues are at the center of our political lives. It has become increasingly difficult to discern legitimate sources of evidence, ... More


Multiplicity and Collective Contestation in the 1992 Los Angeles Riots/Rebellion

Sina Kramer

in Excluded Within: The (Un)Intelligibility of Radical Political Actors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190625986
eISBN:
9780190626006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625986.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 7 takes up the political unintelligibility of the 1992 Los Angeles (LA) Riot/Rebellion to understand—if not why the riots remain unintelligible to us as political contestation of political ... More


The Problem with Disagreement on Social Media: Moral not Epistemic

Elizabeth Edenberg

in Political Epistemology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893338
eISBN:
9780191914607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893338.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Intractable political disagreements threaten to fracture the common ground upon which we can build a political community. The deepening divisions in society are partly fueled by the ways social media ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Edenberg and Michael Hannon

in Political Epistemology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893338
eISBN:
9780191914607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893338.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book. It has three goals. First, it situates the field of political epistemology within its broader historical context and explains why this area ... More


Power without Knowledge: A Critique of Technocracy

Jeffrey Friedman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190877170
eISBN:
9780190909505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877170.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Technocrats claim to know how to solve the social and economic problems of complex modern societies. But this would require predicting how people will act once technocrats impose their policy ... More


Disagreement or Badmouthing? The Role of Expressive Discourse in Politics

Michael Hannon

in Political Epistemology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893338
eISBN:
9780191914607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893338.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A striking feature of political discourse is how prone we are to disagree. Political opponents will even give different answers to factual questions, which suggests that opposing parties cannot agree ... More


Epistemic Bubbles and Authoritarian Politics

Elizabeth Anderson

in Political Epistemology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893338
eISBN:
9780191914607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893338.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Contemporary U.S. political discourse is distorted by “epistemic bubbles.” In social epistemology, an epistemic bubble is a self-segregated network for the circulation of ideas, resistant to ... More


Weaponized Skepticism: An Analysis of Social Media Deception as Applied Political Epistemology

Regina Rini

in Political Epistemology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893338
eISBN:
9780191914607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893338.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Since at least 2016, many have worried that social media enables authoritarians to meddle in democratic politics. The concern is that trolls and bots amplify deceptive content. This chapter argues ... More


Problems of Polarization

Robert B. Talisse

in Political Epistemology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893338
eISBN:
9780191914607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893338.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Political commentators across the spectrum point to polarization as the cause of dysfunctions that recently have beset democratic societies. But the concept of polarization is rarely examined. This ... More


Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy Volume 7

David Sobel, Peter Vallentyne, and Steven Wall (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192897480
eISBN:
9780191923937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897480.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This is the seventh volume of Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy. Since its revival in the 1970s political philosophy has been a vibrant field in philosophy, one that intersects with ... More


The Epistemic Pathologies of Elections and the Epistemic Promise of Lottocracy

Alexander Guerrero

in Political Epistemology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893338
eISBN:
9780191914607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893338.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There are many ways of evaluating legal and political institutions. This chapter introduces a new way to evaluate legal and political institutions: in terms of their sensibility. I define sensibility ... More


Truth and Uncertainty in Political Justification

Fabienne Peter

in Political Epistemology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893338
eISBN:
9780191914607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893338.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Political deliberation and decision-making typically take place in circumstances of substantial uncertainty about what should be done. Some of this uncertainty concerns decision-relevant empirical ... More


Policy, Ignorance, and the Will of the People: The Case of “Good Immigrants”

Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij and Jennifer R. Steele

in Political Epistemology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893338
eISBN:
9780191914607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893338.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is well established that the general population tend to lack in-depth knowledge about key political and policy matters. What are the implications for policymaking? This chapter considers this ... More


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