Liberating epistemology: Wikipedia and the social construction of knowledge

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Liberating epistemology: Wikipedia and the social construction of knowledge
Authors: Rubén Rosario Rodríguez [edit item]
Citation: Religious Studies and Theology 26 (2): 173. 2007.
Publication type: Journal article
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1558/rsth.v26i2.173.
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Liberating epistemology: Wikipedia and the social construction of knowledge is a publication by Rubén Rosario Rodríguez.


[edit] Abstract

This investigation contends that postfoundationalist models of rationality provide a constructive alternative to the positivist models of scientific rationality that once dominated academic discourse and still shape popular views on science and religion. Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, has evolved organically into a cross-cultural, cross-contextual, interdisciplinary conversation that can help liberate epistemology—especially theological epistemology—from the stranglehold of Enlightenment foundationalism. U.S. Latino/a theology provides an alternative to the dominant epistemological perspective within academic theology that is in many ways analogous to the organic, conversational epistemology embodied by the Wikipedia online community. Accordingly, this investigation argues that the work of human liberation is better served by liberating epistemology from the more authoritarian aspects of the Enlightenment scientific tradition—especially popular positivist conceptions of rationality.

[edit] Research questions

"This investigation argues that the work of human liberation is better served by liberating epistemology from the more authoritarian aspects of the Enlightment scientific tradition especially popular positivist conceptions of rationality"

Research details

Topics: Epistemology [edit item]
Domains: Other humanities, Philosophy and ethics [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "Undetermined" [edit item]
Research design: Conceptual [edit item]
Data source: N/A [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: N/A [edit item]
Unit of analysis: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia language: Not specified [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"There ought to be consonance between human scientific knowledge and theological knowledge originating in divine revelation... A postfoundationalist theological epistemology confronts such dissonance and strives for a better understanding of the creator by attaining a fuller understanding of the natural world in conversation with as many differing perspectives as possible."

[edit] Comments

""A postfoundationalist theological epistemology confronts such dissonance and strives for a better understanding of the creator by attaining a fuller understanding of the natural world in conversation with as many differing perspectives as possible. " p.199"


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AbstractThis investigation contends that postfoundThis investigation contends that postfoundationalist models of rationality

provide a constructive alternative to the positivist models of scientific

rationality that once dominated academic discourse and still shape popular views on science and religion. Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, has evolved organically into a cross-cultural, cross-contextual, interdisciplinary conversation that can help liberate epistemology—especially theological epistemology—from the stranglehold of Enlightenment foundationalism. U.S. Latino/a theology provides an alternative to the dominant epistemological perspective within academic theology that is in many ways analogous to the organic, conversational epistemology embodied by the Wikipedia online community. Accordingly, this investigation argues that the work of human liberation is better served by liberating epistemology from the more authoritarian aspects of the Enlightenment scientific tradition—especially popular positivist conceptions of rationality.
lar positivist conceptions of rationality.
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Collected data time dimensionN/A +
Comments"A postfoundationalist theological epistem"A postfoundationalist theological epistemology confronts such dissonance and strives for a better understanding of the creator by attaining a fuller understanding of the natural world in conversation with as many differing perspectives as possible. " p.199iffering perspectives as possible. " p.199
ConclusionThere ought to be consonance between humanThere ought to be consonance between human scientific knowledge and theological knowledge originating in divine revelation... A postfoundationalist theological epistemology confronts such dissonance and strives for a better understanding of the creator by attaining a fuller understanding of the natural world in conversation with as many differing perspectives as possible.s many differing perspectives as possible.
Data sourceN/A +
Doi10.1558/rsth.v26i2.173 +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Liberating%2Bepistemology%3A%2BWikipedia%2Band%2Bthe%2Bsocial%2Bconstruction%2Bof%2Bknowledge%22 +
Has authorRubén Rosario Rodríguez +
Has domainOther humanities + and Philosophy and ethics +
Has topicEpistemology +
Issue2 +
Pages173 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inReligious Studies and Theology +
Research designConceptual +
Research questionsThis investigation argues that the work of human liberation is better served by liberating epistemology from the more authoritarian aspects of the Enlightment scientific tradition especially popular positivist conceptions of rationality
Revid10,854 +
TheoriesUndetermined
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleLiberating epistemology: Wikipedia and the social construction of knowledge
Unit of analysisN/A +
Urlhttp://www.mendeley.com/research/liberating-epistemology-wikipedia-and-the-social-construction-of-knowledge/ +
Volume26 +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionN/A +
Wikipedia languageNot specified +
Wikipedia page typeN/A +
Year2007 +