The Division of Epistemic Labor

Sandy Goldberg*

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In this paper I formulate the thesis of the Division of Epistemic Labor as a thesis of epistemic dependence, illustrate several ways in which individual subjects are epistemically dependent on one or more of the members of their community in the process of knowledge acquisition, and draw conclusions about the cognitively distributed nature of some knowledge acquisition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-125
Number of pages14
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History and Philosophy of Science

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