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Liberating epistemology: Wikipedia and the social construction of knowledge
Abstract This 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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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
Conclusion There 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.
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Doi 10.1558/rsth.v26i2.173 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Liberating%2Bepistemology%3A%2BWikipedia%2Band%2Bthe%2Bsocial%2Bconstruction%2Bof%2Bknowledge%22  +
Has author Rubén Rosario Rodríguez +
Has domain Other humanities + , Philosophy and ethics +
Has topic Epistemology +
Issue 2  +
Pages 173  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Religious Studies and Theology +
Research design Conceptual  +
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
Revid 10,854  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Liberating epistemology: Wikipedia and the social construction of knowledge
Unit of analysis N/A  +
Url http://www.mendeley.com/research/liberating-epistemology-wikipedia-and-the-social-construction-of-knowledge/  +
Volume 26  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language Not specified  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2007  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:29:30  +
Categories Epistemology  + , Other humanities  + , Philosophy and ethics  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:29:26  +
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