Science, trust and justice: more lessons from the pandemic

Kurtulmuş, Faik (2022) Science, trust and justice: more lessons from the pandemic. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 11 (6). pp. 11-17.

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Take a question like the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. Whether an ordinary citizen or a public official can acquire the correct answer to this question depends on the functioning of the epistemic basic structure of their society. The epistemic basic structure of a society consists of “the institutions that have a crucial role in the distribution of knowledge, that is, in the production and dissemination of knowledge, and in ensuring that people have the capability to assimilate what is disseminated by providing them with the necessary educational background and intellectual skills” (Kurtulmus and Irzık 2017, 129). It includes institutions of science and education, the media, search engines, libraries, museums, think tanks, and various government agencies
Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Faik Kurtulmuş
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2022 14:18
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2022 14:18

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