In this Special Issue, our multinational contributors share their perspective on epistemic claims and the moral implications of how one should present them via mass media. Though the individual responses vary, they fall under two headings: 1) New Media and Social Justice, and 2) Mass Media, Popular Science, and Bad Reporting.
The PDFs of each article give specific page numbers. Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1Bfg0-1Kj
Please refer to: Special Issue 1: “Normative Functionalism and the Pittsburgh School” and Special Issue 2: “On the Future Direction of Social Epistemology.”
I. New Media and Social Justice
Considering Online News Comments: Are We Really So Irrational and Hate Filled?
Maureen Linker, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Hashtag Feminism and Twitter Activism in India
Elizabeth Losh, University of California, San Diego, USA
II. Mass Media, Popular Science, and Bad Reporting
Science and Scientism in Popular Science Writing
Jeroen de Ridder, VU University Amsterdamm NL
From Science in the Papers to Science in the News
Carlos Elías Pérez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, ES and Jesús Zamora Bonilla, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, ES
Free Will as an Illusion: Ethical and Epistemological Consequences of an Alleged Revolutionary Truth
Mario De Caro, Università Roma Tre and Tufts University and Andrea Lavazza, Centro Universitario Internazionale, Arezzo, Italy