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On epistemology of Richard Dawkins in "God Delusion"

New Atheists are branch of atheists "apologetics" that grabs my attention. That is they claim proving EDIT: ALMOST CERTAIN non-existence of God or deity using scientific method which is the epistemology that is reliable and broadly accepted (I wouldn't be discussing philosophical part such as morality or ontological arguments or arguments from design). This applies Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens (R.I.P), while Dawkins is probably most famous and also a known scientist. I read thus "God Delusion" and I have few thoughts.

I will focus on short discussion of Miracle of The Sun starting page 94, and then "Ultimate 747 Gambit" which author considers his most important argument against God.

First page 94:

"On the face of it mass visions, such as the report that seventy thousand pilgrims at Fatima in Portugal in 1917 saw the sun 'tear itself from the heavens and come crashing down upon the multitude', 49 are harder to write off. It is not easy to explain how seventy thousand people could share the same hallucination. But it is even harder to accept that it really happened without the rest of the world, outside Fatima, seeing it too - and not just seeing it, but feeling it as the catastrophic destruction of the solar system, including acceleration forces sufficient to hurl everybody into space. David Hume's pithy test for a miracle comes irresistibly to mind: 'No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavours to establish.'"

Summing up: even if many people have seen this and confirmed seeing "dancing sun" it is impossible that Sun really moved relative to earth without rest of world notice. Numerous other skeptical investigators say phenomena was local and visible in radius of 5-15 km so probably this was related to refraction or scattering of light (cloud, sundog etc) - this thinking shows immediate flaw in Dawkins argument. Nonetheless he points to David Hume for epistemology and considers it done. For the record Hume may be considered fringe anti inductionist and first philosopher who went after errors of overgeneralization in early inductive approaches.

Then goes "Ultimate 747 Gambit" which is supposed to prove that almost certainly there's no God. It is structured as follows.

  1. Hoyle's argument for improbability of spontaneous emergence of prokaryotes is mentioned - but no numbers or reasoning, just a fable about Boeing assembled on
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Professor Neil Sinhababu (Humean Nature/Possible Girls) on how billionaires are bad for society, why democracy is the best form of governance and epistemology open.spotify.com/episode/โ€ฆ
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A basic introduction to epistemology may highlight what exactly 'facts' are. youtube.com/watch?v=SXUdBโ€ฆ
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I believe something important is currently missing in the Street Epistemology methodology and understanding.

Imagine there's a disease (not COVID) that is currently contaminating 1 person in 1000 in your town.There's a test that is reliable at 99%.You go take the test for no other reason than curiosity (you are not a contact case, nor have symptoms).The test result is positive. Are you more likely contaminated or not?

If we go the standard SE route, we can see that the test itself is 99% reliable. In and of itself, this would be reliable enough to justify a belief that you are contaminated.

However that is not the whole truth, the probability "a priori" is missing in the equation here.

If we ask the exact same question but differently: Is the probability of being contaminated higher that the probability of a false positive?

The probability of being contaminated "a-priori" is 1/1000, whereas the probability of a false positive is 1/100. When comparing those two probabilities, we can see that the chance of a false positive is higher than the chance of being contaminated.

Even though the test was 99% reliable, you are in fact 10 times more likely to be a false positive.

I've seen multiple people in SE discussing that "extraordinary claims requires extraordinary evidence" and this is absolutely the concept that I am trying to address. Most of the SE discussing that, then goes on to say "God is extraordinary". But is that a justified assumption? For the eyes of the believer, God is absolutely ordinary. The fact that there would be no God would be the extraordinary claim in their eyes. They see order, and they don't get to witness order appearing out of chaos.

Because of that, the believer requires evidence that would be seen as unreliable for the non-believer, but for them, the perceived probability of a god existing is higher than the perceived probability of the evidence being wrong.We are in the case where a picture of somebody with a dog would be sufficient evidence to justify the belief that this person has a dog. Because the probability of just anyone having a dog is higher than the probability of the photo being fake.

This is why, only questioning the justification of the specific claim isn't always enough, you need to bring them to question their perceived probability "apriori".

Let's say we are discussing the claim that "Hydroxychloroquine cures COVID-19".Questioning the reliability of the studies is one thing. But we mustn't forget to ask them :

  • "**What is the probability of any random treat
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Street Epistemology: Antoni | Faith is Believing Without Question - Oct 31, 2015 "After first saying miracles were the main reason for his belief, we quickly uncovered that faith, or believing without question, is the main reason Antoni was 80 percent certain his God exists." youtube.com/watch?v=F5Epfโ€ฆ
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Does street epistemology actually work?

I've watched a number of videos of street epistemology in action and was hopeful that it was the useful method that it's purported to be. Unfortunately, in my estimation thus far (having watched perhaps a half a dozen or so videos) it essentially fails to in any way convince a person of the fallacy of their ideas. All it really does is make them look even more ridiculous to people who already (attempt to) think critically. It allows us to proclaim, "Aha! See?? You have no real reason you believe in god!" But it doesn't actually seem to get them to see things differently. At best, they may admit that they mainly believe because of faith, but they still feel just as strongly that they're right at the end of the conversations as they do at the beginning. Now, of course, who knows? Perhaps that conversation plants a seed in their mind that germinates possibly years later and leads them to see that their belief was baseless. But, at least in the videos, street epistemology accomplishes very little besides making the person feel attacked (which is one of the things it supposedly avoids doing as far as I understand it). What are your thoughts?

In case you haven't heard of street epistemology and are interested in this pretty cool technique, here are two example videos:

https://youtu.be/cpCgHoolXZ4

https://youtu.be/A-M1EyhcRS8

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Epistemic Privilege in Standpoint Epistemology

I've found quite a few papers on the situated knowledge thesis, but I have found it harder to find literature on epistemic privilege (or Advantage, as Wylie (2003) calls it).

Basically, I'm interested in the ways in which oppressed people get more access to / higher quality evidence about the social relations making up society, or can recognise verdictive illocutions where others just hear locutions etc.

Would anyone have any recommendations?

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Street-Epistemology, A non-confrontational method to deradicalize people

Street Epistemology is a conversational style that aims at unveiling what reasons people can provide for believing the things they believe. It has its roots in atheist culture where it was conceived as a way to make religious people doubt their faith. The goal of the method is not to convince the person you are speaking to that they are wrong and that you are right, but rather to show how hard it is to be right and know what is true, and that faith is not a reliable way to get there.

It seems very effective when dealing with people who believe in supernatural things or conspiracy theories due to its non-confrontational style. It tries to make the person you are speaking to realize that they could be wrong by themselves instead of having to listen to someone tell them they are wrong. The method also teaches that you should not expect instant results, but rather to sow seeds of doubt that grow over time.

Anyway, here are a couple of links to videos and the subreddit.

https://streetepistemology.com/

https://www.reddit.com/r/StreetEpistemology/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCocP40a_UvRkUAPLD5ezLIQ

I am posting this here because I am moved by your stories and think that it might help you. As a European it has been scary and fascinating to watch what has happened in the USA since 2016, by this point it seems like you need all the help you can get.

Maybe this post can serve to create some discussions on how to adapt the method to deal specifically with claims related to the Q-anon/Trump cult.

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Essential Platonic dialogues for his epistemology-metaphysics?

Doing a historical reading of Epistemology-Metaphysics. I made the mistake of starting in the modern period with Descartes.

Not quite sure which Platonic dialogues tackle his world of forms. So far, I have read Phaedo, Symposium, Phaedrus and Republic.

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Epistemology regarding the supernatural

Let's say, hypothetically, that every historical claim in the Bible, the predictions, the resurrection, etc, were correct. Would this prove the supernatural? I suppose you could call this a gap argument, but isn't everything a gap argument? Even if a theory consistently makes accurate predictions and explains relevant facts better than any other theory, do we really know that this theory is truly correct? Or are we just assuming it's correct due to inductive reasoning? If such reasoning is valid for scientific theories, why would it not be valid for supernatural ones also?

This was worded poorly so I'm now editing this to clearer state what I mean. I suppose my questions, most simply, are these: what evidence would justify a belief in the divine claims of the Bible (or in general, really), and why? Is there any possible evidence for divine claims that could not be written off as a gap argument? What would this evidence look like?

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Isnโ€™t all epistemology inconclusive by definition?

So I recently had a Uni course for my BA on the philosophy of science. I started thinking about the philosophy of how we know things - thatโ€™s called epistemology, right? Anyways I started thinking and ran into a problem. How do we know that we know something? There are two ways of verifying the validity of a way of knowing things:

  • Take the rules of the epistemology to show that the epistemological system justifies itself. However this would only test internal consistency and doesnโ€™t prove the validity.
  • We can take other systems and test the system on that basis, but if the system is then correct then the test is irrelevant.

Iโ€™m not a philosophy student so I was wandering what writings in philosophy talk abt this issue. Are there any resolutions?

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Books on Epistemology, Critical thinking, beliefs etc - A comprehensive list

A comprehensive list of books that might be of interest to people whom want to, or do practice SE.

They can also work as book recommendations for people whom you have spoken to, that want to read something that might improve their thinking or as gifts.

I have not read most of these, thus I can not personally vouch for them or recommend one over the other.

But if you do read any of them, or have any opinion it would be nice if you could create a post.

I'm not affiliated with Goodreads, but linked to them since they have links to several sources including libraries if you want to get any one of these, and often some quality reviews.

How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43885240-how-to-have-impossible-conversations by Peter Boghossian (Goodreads Author), James A. Lindsay (Goodreads Author)

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"This is a self-help book on how to argue effectively, conciliate, and gently persuade. The authors admit to getting it wrong in their own past conversations. One by one, I recognize the same mistakes in me. The world would be a better place if everyone read this book." -- Richard Dawkins, author of Science in the Soul and Outgrowing God

In our current political climate, it seems impossible to have a reasonable conversation with anyone who has a different opinion. Whether you're online, in a classroom, an office, a town hall -- or just hoping to get through a family dinner with a stubborn relative -- dialogue shuts down when perspectives clash. Heated debates often lead to insults and shaming, blocking any possibility of productive discourse. Everyone seems to be on a hair trigger.

In How to Have Impossible Conversations, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay guide you through the straightforward, practical, conversational techniques necessary for every successful conversation -- whether the issue is climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, poverty, immigration, or gun control. Boghossian and Lindsay teach the subtle art of instilling doubts and opening minds. They cover everything from learning the fundamentals for good conversations to achieving expert-level techniques to deal with hardliners and extremists. This book is the manual everyone needs to foster a climate of civility, connection, and empathy.

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen

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Let's connect these overriding historiographic and philosophical themes to David Hume's causal epistemology

INTRO

If you're familiar with the empirical philosophy of David Hume, then there is a chance that the contents of these epilogues have caused you to remember his epistemology, especially his epistemology of causality and power/necessary connection. For those of you unfamiliar with David Hume, he was a Scottish philosopher who lived during the better portion of the 18th century. Philosophy is generally divided pretty broadly into rationalist and empirical philosophy, the former believing that knowledge derives from reason alone, the latter believing that knowledge derives from experience; David Hume is today considered to be one of the most impressive of western empirical philosophers, for reasons we'll explore shortly. I do not know if Tolstoy was familiar with Hume's philosophy, and if he was familiar with it, I am not sure of the extent to which that was the case--however, once you've considered Hume's epistemology re: causality, it's hard to shake the idea that there is some connection between what Tolstoy writes about in War and Peace and what Hume writes about in his 'An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding'. So I am going to discuss Hume's epistemology from his Enquiry in two parts. If you are really interested in this subject, read both parts; if you're a little leery about getting in too deep, I would recommend just skipping on to part 2 and reading from there on to the end. This is going to be a long post, but if you read it all and understand it, then you should come away with a greater appreciation for War and Peace as well as with a nuanced understanding of a very difficult philosophical subject--namely, David Hume's epistemology!

HUME'S EPISTEMOLOGY

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Hume wrote his Enquiry partially with the intention of "freeing learning" from the abstruse questions that compose the larger part of metaphysics and which is so obscure that Hume calls them "the fruitless efforts of human vanity". Insofar as the sweetest path through life is that of science and learning (all of this according to Hume) we should eschew obscurity in natural philosophy because it leads unto error and uncertainty. This is all well and respectable, I think.

In pursuit of his goal, Hume develops his empirical epistemology (epistemology being the general study of knowledge, or, as in this case, a particular system or theory of knowledge). Hume argues that everything contained in or experienced by the human mind can be classed in 1 of 2 different classes

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Good starting texts on Buddhist epistemology/phenomenology?

What particularly intrigues me about Buddhism is its wealth of philosophical works that really get into the meat and bones of the metaphysical framework. However, Iโ€™m not exactly sure where to start. Yogacaraโ€™s metaphysical idealism is a place Iโ€™d like to start off but what about general epistemology? Any good books or translations to go off of?

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What are the essential Aristotle texts for Epistemology-Metaphysics?

I am doing a historical reading of Epistemology-Metaphysics. I have never read an Aristotle text before. I only have experience of Plato when it comes to the Ancient Greeks.

Thus, I would like to ask for guidance about which texts to read. Obviously Metaphysics is one of them. But aside from that, I am clueless.

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I got wild Street Epistemology vibes from watching Wonder Woman 1984. The lasso of truth vs praying and wishing for what you want. Discussion topic.
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What are facts? A basic introduction to epistemology. youtube.com/watch?v=SXUdBโ€ฆ
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A shot at the epistemology of Lacan

Correct me where I am wrong, and if I am completely missing the mark, then correct me as due. But this is my shot at Lacan's epistemology, as I am writing a paper on it:

So start, Lacan states that we are speaking-beings. And as such, language is what traps us within discourse. Now there are times, and this appears to be most of the time, where language clouds our judgements when in pursuit of meaning and Truth. We can obtain knowledge about things, which I interpret Lacan means by this, is only what information we have gathered about objects, subjects, events, etc., but knowledge will not always lead us to the Truth of things. Science claims to have such powers of a connection between knowledge and Truth, but they cannot claim to have a lockdown on Truth, for science's discourse will always circle back to S1; they can only ever prove themselves right by staying within their own discourse.

Now, at least how I interpret Lacan, S1 seems to have a connection to Truth in that nothing can really be said about S1 except in terms of the signifiers that have apprehended by it. This essentially is the case for all signifiers, there is no inherent meaning within the signifier. Truth is a signifier, and thus, can only have meaning within a specific discourse.

So the Truth and Truth is that it is empty, waiting to be filled with signifiers. This locates Truth as something that emerges from the Real, which can also not be spoken of, as it is outside the Symbolic. I interpret that what Lacan is saying is that Truth, the abstract concept that philosophers have always been chasing, can never be caught but always has been replaced with a faux conception of Truth within a given discourse.

Am I close? Completely off the mark? What correction need to be made.

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We're Creating a STREET EPISTEMOLOGY TRAINING COURSE and need your idea suggestions. Deadline 20 December 2020.

FIVE DAYS LEFT to submit concepts you think should be in a self-directed course on Street Epistemology.

Here is the link to the SE-themed form: https://forms.gle/omTqDmEn8VsPvJoF9

One of our team's goals is to make the SE Course a community-inspired creation, rather than some top-down, dictatorial kind of thing. And this can only happen if we hear back from a ton of people with varying degrees of understanding of and experience with the method. You can submit up to 20 suggestions at time, but please don't feel limited to that.

Share this form far and wide into groups where others who are familiar with SE gather (we created a similar, more generic form for people unfamiliar with SE who might still have suggestions for a course on effective dialogue--you can find a link to both forms in the #course-development channel).

The deadline to submit is 20 December 2020 at midnight for the deadline, so please do not delay.

Submissions will be used as the basis for a comprehensive training course on Street Epistemology. A course that could quite literally be used by thousands of people over the coming years to learn how to have better conversations with people on their potentially challenging claims.

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Tried to explain street epistemology with an example and stumped myself. How do you turn the tables on your own belief?

I practice street epistemology when I can, and generally do a pretty good job helping people question their beliefs. In trying to explain to a friend how it works, I thought a good example would do, so I asked him to identify a strongly held belief. He came up with with a pro-choice position where a woman gets to decide if she should have an abortion.

I couldn't come up with any questions that challenged that belief as pretty much knew every response he'd make for every question I proposed. Completely stymied.

Questions for all of you:

What questions or statements would you propose that questioned my friend's belief?

What other situations have you encountered where you really couldn't come up with any questions and how did you handle it?

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This time in America is one of the most vital opportunities to popularize and practice Street Epistemology. (Not about religion)

Obviously the election has ended and emotions/tensions are high. I wont say much about that because plenty has already been said by much more smarter and experienced people than I.

But I did want to drop a reminder here that the 4 years between presidential elections shouldn't be spent as an idle observor. Like it or not, Trump was/is a massively significant moment in American history. America is as polarized as its ever been, and misinformation is as rampant as its ever been. Now that Trump has lost, I LIKE to hope his cult of personality will die down, giving his followers an opportunity to listen to reason. Maybe I'm wrong.

Regardless, this is an opportunity that could fly by if we don't take advantage of it. Regardless of your political beliefs, the fundamentals of street epistemology provide a distinct way of thinking and questioning others' points of view. I know COVID makes things a bit more difficult, but engaging strangers, friends, and families by asking the questions that Peter Boghossian or Anthony Magnabasco would ask could set our country in a path of knowledge, logic, and becoming more united.

I probably don't need to say this in this community, but don't stop asking questions. Never stop asking questions.

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Are there any online peer groups to discuss and reflect on their respective development of street epistemology skills?

I am looking for people with whom I can discuss and reflect our own SE behaviour and development. Are there any general SE discussion groups available? PS: I'm beginner, but quite fascinated, watched Anthony's tutorials etc. Cheers!

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does postmodern epistemology have much influence in political discourse?

does postmodern epistemology have much influence in political discourse? or is it more limited to academia because that notion of disposing of epistemic privilege in a type of cultural relativism seems to actually exist in public discourse - when people talk about nonintervention and in postcolonial critique. but then within the state there's not really a sense of domestic political issues as clashing epistemologies and clashing theories of good that should be equally respected

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Is The Critique of Pure Reason (1781) unequivocally the most read and influential Critique? I feel it carries more weight.. Is that just the nature of metaphysics/epistemology?
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Ontology and epistemology of world-systems-theory and modernization theory

Hi ya'll.
I'm trying to figure out what the differences are between world-systems-theory, as proposed by Wallerstein, and modernization theory in terms of their ontological and epistemological position.

World Systems analysis is more focused on the structure (global capitalism) and is quite historical and interpretive in its approach. Modernization theory, I can't really figure out. - Maybe that's due to its broader methodological and theoretical approach. But is modernizatios usually approached more quantitative?
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ELI5; What is epistemology, what is ontology, and what is the relation between the two?

Examples are appreciated.

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Street Epistemology Video Review | The Four Horseman Conversation youtu.be/mFqOWVOwe2c
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Kant on the commandline | Epistemology of GNU/Linux youtu.be/LVXo-KNLZSA
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Exploring Eriugena's Philosophical System, Metaphysical Innovations, Theory of Emanation, Dialectical Pantheism, Apophasis and Kataphasis, Theosis, Deification, Epistemology and Ontology, Condemnation and Influence. youtu.be/7zszjA21plE
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Anthony Magnabosco - Street Epistemology: A Turning Point for Atheism youtube.com/watch?v=2OiYNโ€ฆ
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Street Epistemology with my kids youtube.com/watch?v=UAE9Gโ€ฆ
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SE Video Review | Daniel Ray โ€“ 'Street Epistemology A Video Critique' youtu.be/FsJgmRyrsU0
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Street Epistemology Video Review | Bishop Robert Barron โ€“ Creating Atheists youtu.be/zL23KQE8aoQ
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Uncertainty Does Not Mean Randomness - The Distinction Between Epistemology and Physical Phenomena is Important etherplan.com/2020/12/24/โ€ฆ
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Street Epistemology - This is a tutorial on getting people to question their beliefs. I would love to try this on a JW. youtube.com/watch?v=ic8O-โ€ฆ
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Understanding the psychology and epistemology behind conspiracy theories is increasingly important in protecting public health and helping to fight climate change: please join us! reddit.com/r/ConspiracyPsโ€ฆ
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Introduction to epistemology?

where should i start?

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Just a thought, has any considered using Street Epistemology (Socratic Questioning) to get through to your loved ones?

Anyone remember how insane politics has been in the last 8 years? One topic that fascinated me was how people analyze the world to determine what is true.

google it, watch vids on youtube, dm me if you have questions. tbh I'm not good at it, I have too much of a pompous ego ;)

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what are some currently active, relatively new topics in epistemology ?
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Any paper or resource for the history of epistemology?

Specifically looking for a resource which traces the history of theories of knowledge and the major views and debates in epistemology, such as Skepticism, the Gettier problems, and so on.

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Help build a training course on Street Epistemology

One of the goals of the Street Epistemology community is to make a Street Epistemology Course as a community-inspired creation, rather than some top-down, dictatorial kind of thing. And this can only happen if we hear back from a ton of people with varying degrees of understanding of and experience with the method. You can submit up to 20 suggestions at time, but please don't feel limited to that (just reload the page and enter more after each submission).

A multi-national team of volunteers will comb through the submissions and use it as the basis of a comprehensive training course on Street Epistemology. A course that could quite literally be used by thousands of people over the coming years to learn how to have better conversations with people on their potentially challenging claims.

Deadline for submissions is December 20, 2020.

If you are familiar with what Street Epistemology is, here is the link to the survey form: https://forms.gle/omTqDmEn8VsPvJoF9

If you are just interested in having more effective dialogue without knowing anything about Street Epistemology at this time, here is the link to the survey form: https://forms.gle/23pqmL8VDJVTbhX39

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Ontology and epistemology of world-systems-theory and modernization theory

Hi ya'll.
I'm trying to figure out what the differences are between world-systems-theory, as proposed by Wallerstein, and modernization theory in terms of their ontological and epistemological position.

World Systems analysis is more focused on the structure (global capitalism) and is quite historical and interpretive in its approach. Modernization theory, I can't really figure out. - Maybe that's due to its broader methodological and theoretical approach. But is modernizatios usually approached more quantitative?
Hope you have suggestions or ideas .

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