28 mai 2019

The Social Epistemology of Consensus and Dissent

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Social Epistemology of Consensus and Dissent
Boaz Miller, Zefat Academic College, 2019/01/09
This is a good paper that feels like it ends halfway through its topic. In the E-Learning 3.0 course (I'll have more on that Friday) we discussed the ideas that community is consensus - not the results of consensus, necessarily, but a shared process of consensus. This article looks at the relation between epistemology (the philosophy of knowledge) and consensus, looking at different models of consensus-formation, and then (briefly) the role of dissent, and (even more briefly) consensus-building algorithms. More...

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