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Social knowledge and the Web

Social knowledge and the Web
Social knowledge and the Web
Epistemologists have traditionally been concerned with elucidating the conditions under which an agent knows some proposition, focusing on the state of a single individual, and her relation to the world. Whatever its merits, this approach to a theory of knowledge neglects the distinct phenomenon of social knowledge; knowledge that is held collectively by groups. However, we are fast approaching a world in which the sum of human knowledge is primarily stored on and accessed via the web, rather than existing in the minds of individuals. Our theory of knowledge must therefore be developed accordingly.
Binns, Reuben
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Binns, Reuben
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Binns, Reuben (2011) Social knowledge and the Web. PhiloWeb 2011, Salonika, Greece. (In Press)

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Abstract

Epistemologists have traditionally been concerned with elucidating the conditions under which an agent knows some proposition, focusing on the state of a single individual, and her relation to the world. Whatever its merits, this approach to a theory of knowledge neglects the distinct phenomenon of social knowledge; knowledge that is held collectively by groups. However, we are fast approaching a world in which the sum of human knowledge is primarily stored on and accessed via the web, rather than existing in the minds of individuals. Our theory of knowledge must therefore be developed accordingly.

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Accepted/In Press date: 5 October 2011
Venue - Dates: PhiloWeb 2011, Salonika, Greece, 2011-10-05
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 272930
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272930
PURE UUID: d63df03a-38e7-48d5-abb3-642a1bcc6337

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Date deposited: 14 Oct 2011 22:25
Last modified: 21 Mar 2019 17:32

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