Epistemology Ironically, whereas although many scholars have questioned Wikipedia’s reliability when considering traditional criteria, almost all the studies that have scrutinized Wikipedia from an epistemological perspective have strongly validated its epistemic qualities as a valuable source of knowledge (Schiltz, Truyen, and Coppens 2007). Epistemology, the theory of knowledge, is “a branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge” (Wikipedia contributors 2008b). A significant sub-stream of research explores Wikipedia as an epistemological phenomenon, examining how Wikipedia and related phenomena affect and shape people’s consciousness of how they know what they believe they know. This contrast in evaluation between classical views of knowledge and an epistemological re-evaluation suggests that Wikipedia represents a significant shift in how knowledge is evaluated and received, a shift of “seismic” proportions (Dede 2008).
Pages in category "Epistemology"
The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total.
- The epistemic cultures of science and Wikipedia: a comparison
- The fate of expertise after Wikipedia
- The WikiID: an alternative approach to the body of knowledge
- The work of sustaining order in Wikipedia: the banning of a vandal
- Toward an epistemology of Wikipedia
- Toward another rhetoric: Web 2.0, Levinas, and taking responsibility for response ability