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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Wikipedia and epistemology

There’s a fascinating article about Wikipedia in The Village Voice:
... Larry Sanger, a philosophy grad student at Ohio State University, ... acknowledges that the site is “very cool.” But as a philosophy professor with a specialty in epistemology, he is concerned about the way it is seen in academic circles. The problem, he writes, isn’t that Wikipedia is unreliable. It’s that librarians, teachers, and professors will always perceive it as unreliable. It’s too open to “trolls and fools.”...
Read the whole piece!

And speaking of epistemology, do people in different disciplines perceive the nature of truth, credentials, and interpretation in significantly different ways?

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