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[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 8. Social Justification]

Full Idea

Many myths about the lonely scientific genius underwrite epistemological individualism.

Gist of Idea

Myths about lonely genius are based on epistemological individualism


Martin Kusch (Knowledge by Agreement [2002], Ch. 5)

Book Reference

Kusch,Martin: 'Knowledge by Agreement' [OUP 2004], p.50

A Reaction

They all actually say that they 'stood on the shoulders of giants', and they are invariably immersed in the contemporary researches of teams of like-minded people. How surprised were the really expert contemporaries by Newton, Einstein, Gödel?