GINS3010 REFLECTION (Outline (Article Summary (2) (Background + Debates,…
Article Summary (2)
Background + Debates
EPISTOMOLOGY AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE
Epistomology and Sociology of Knowledge
Epistomology and Sociology of Science
Background for the reader
Assumptions of Human Behaviour/ Thought
Success of Argument
Does theory and its related disciplinary framework matter?
Yes. Theory and its related framework matters because it allows us to position and manipulate our perspective of knowledge in order to justify it as true.
Pluralism - Understanding of different social phenomena that create different theories and see knowledge in different ways
Agnosticism - Theories are not always definite, and sometimes have internal contradictions. These contradictions must be observed and discussed.
Monism - self-grounding knowledge system