This exchange first appeared on Adam Riggio’s blog “Adam Riggio writes”. On 17 April 2015, Adam and Steve Fuller discussed Steve’s latest book Knowledge: The Philosophical Quest in History. Here, Part Seven , “Making It Politically Explicit”, looks at Chapter 6, “Epistemology as Counterfactual Historiography”, from the book.
One element I want to focus on in my questions for you about the last full chapter of Knowledge is the political aspects of public knowledge and scientific institutions and inquiries. Speaking as a Canadian, one of the disheartening developments of my country’s politics was seeing our Conservative government’s assaults on state scientific institutions. Continue Reading…