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ERIC Number: EJ1009730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Can Inferentialism Contribute to Social Epistemology?
Derry, Jan
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v47 n2 p222-235 May 2013
This article argues that Robert Brandom's work can be used to develop ideas in the area of social epistemology. It suggests that this work, precisely because it was influenced by Hegel, can make a significant contribution with philosophical anthropology at its centre. The argument is developed using illustrations from education: the first, from the now classic replication of Piaget's "three mountains task" by Margaret Donaldson and her colleagues; the second, from contemporary debates about the questions of knowledge and epistemic access. This leads to a series of questions concerning the relation of concepts to each other and to objects of knowledge and to the social dimension of epistemology as it is involved in the development of human capacities. (Contains 22 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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