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Epistemology (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
"Defined narrowly, epistemology is the study of knowledge and justified belief. As the study of knowledge, epistemology is concerned with the following questions: What are the necessary and sufficient conditions of knowledge? What are its sources? What is its structure, and what are its limits? As the study of justified belief, epistemology aims to answer questions such as: How we are to understand the concept of justification? What makes justified beliefs justified? Is justification internal or external to one's own mind? Understood more broadly, epistemology is about issues having to do with the creation and dissemination of knowledge in particular areas of inquiry. This article will provide a systematic overview of the problems that the questions above raise and focus in some depth on issues relating to the structure and the limits of knowledge and justification."
philosophy  epistemology  encyclopedia  reference  summary 
may 2016 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Quiet politics
"Pepper Culpepper's Quiet Politics and Business Power: Corporate Control in Europe and Japan sheds some very interesting light on one key question in contemporary western democracies: how do corporations and business organizations so often succeed in creating a legislative and regulatory environment that largely serves their interests? And, for that matter, why do they sometimes fail spectacularly in doing so, even while spending oceans of money in the effort to influence public policy? "
book  summary  political-science  comparative  business  power  corporation  salience  public  attention 
april 2011 by tsuomela
F1000 - Post publication peer review
The core service of Faculty of 1000 (F1000) identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research publications. The selection process comprises a peer-nominated global 'Faculty' of the world's leading scientists and clinicians who rate the best of the articles they read and explain their importance.Launched in 2002, F1000 was conceived as a collaboration of 1000 international Faculty Members. Although the name stuck, the remit of our service continues to grow and the Faculty now numbers more than 10,000 experts whose evaluations form a fully searchable resource identifying the best research available. Faculty Members and their evaluations are organized into over 40 Faculties (subjects), which are further subdivided into over 300 Sections.
science  biology  bioscience  peer-review  summary 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Home - AcaWiki
AcaWiki is a "Wikipedia for academic research" designed to collect summaries and literature reviews of peer-reviewed academic research, and make them available to the general public.
academic  wiki  research  summary  publishing 
september 2009 by tsuomela
The Predator State: A Summary (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought)
James K. Galbraith's The Predator State is undoubtedly one of the most important books on the economics of our era.
book  summary  review  economics  politics  via:tozier 
august 2008 by tsuomela
The B-Files
Daniel Quinn's The Story of B chronicles the adventures of a preacher called, simply, "B", and the attempts to stifle his important message. At then end of the novel, Quinn explains that anyone who has internalized the teachings of B to the point that they can preach them as well as "B" can, are themselves a "B", and have the right to call themselves "B". Since that makes us all potential "B"'s as far as Quinn is concerned, I feel free to post the "Lectures of B" on the internet without penalty.

These "B-Files" moved me deeply, and so I have taken the time to type them out and upload them for your reading pleasure. Enjoy... I'll see you on the other side.
book  summary  environment 
august 2008 by tsuomela
A Pattern Language
Summary of a book by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, with Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel. Published by Oxford University Press.
book  summary  architecture  patterns 
february 2008 by tsuomela

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