New Book: Creller, Making Space for Knowing

Lexington has published Aaron B. Creller, Making Space for Knowing: A Capacious Approach to Comparative Epistemology. The publisher’s description follows, and see here for the table of contents and other information.

This project is an intervention in mainstream western epistemology, especially as it relates to theories of knowledge, knowing, and knowers. Through its focus on propositional knowledge, contemporary mainstream epistemology has narrowed the scope of the definition of “knowledge” to a point where it fails to accurately describe the structure of knowing and prevents a genuine understanding of “knowledge” across different contexts and cultures. By drawing on resources in analytic philosophy and hermeneutics, the book outlines an approach to comparative epistemology that makes space for the particularity of non-Western approaches to knowing. It then further develops this model through engagement with classical Chinese philosophy and twentieth century Chinese epistemologists, offering a set of best practices for comparative epistemology.

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