Knowledge in Social Networks

Project: Research

Layman's description

Increasingly, our (purported) knowledge derives from various social media. But how is knowledge created and disseminated in a social network? And how can we distinguish mere rumours from genuine information? This project focuses on our communication practices and the effects they have on our knowledge. A central question is how we can evaluate social practices with regard to knowledge and truth.

Increasingly, our (purported) knowledge derives from various social media. But how is knowledge created and disseminated in a social network? And how can we distinguish mere rumours from genuine information? This project focuses on our communication practices and the effects they have on our knowledge. A central question is how we can evaluate social practices with regard to knowledge and truth. Erik J. Olsson's research within the project is currently conducted within his position as professor, whereas Staffan Angere is supported by RQ08. The project members hope to be able to finance the project through external funding in the near future.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2009/01/012012/12/31

Participants

Related research output

Erik J Olsson, 2015, Social Epistemology: 5 Questions. Hendricks, V. F. & Pritchard, D. (eds.). Automatic Press, p. 145-159

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Erik J Olsson, 2013, Bayesian Argumentation. Zenker, F. (ed.). Springer, Vol. Synthese Library.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Vallinder, A. & Erik J Olsson, 2013, In : Synthese. 190, 8, p. 1437-1454

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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