Objective, subjective and intersubjective selectors of knowledge

Heylighen, Francis (1997) Objective, subjective and intersubjective selectors of knowledge. [Journal (Paginated)]

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It is argued that the acceptance of knowledge in a community depends on several, approximately independent selection "criteria". The objective criteria are distinctiveness, invariance and controllability, the subjective ones are individual utility, coherence, simplicity and novelty, and the intersubjective ones are publicity, expressivity, formality, collective utility, conformity and authority. Science demarcates itself from other forms of knowledge by explicitly controlling for the objective criteria.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:evolutionary epistemology, selectors, science, selection criteria, knowledge, science, Donald T. Campbell
Subjects:Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Philosophy > Epistemology
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:313
Deposited By: Heylighen, Francis
Deposited On:15 Jun 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53


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