Thursday, May 27, 2010

social constructionism

An extremely good book:
Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism, Oxford University Press 2006 -
short, on a very important topic, written almost without any technical terminology, extremely clear, and very convincing. Even those without a background in philosophy should find it readable.

Also, this essay: gives a good example of where philosophy is now. A clear relatively simple problem, many competing approaches, each approach has clear difficulties, and [therefore] no resolution.