Cultures of Inquiry overview: some general themes:


1) Claims for truth among various intellectual traditions

How do you make truth claims? How do you contest them?


2) Opposition between universalism and relativism

How can we take action in the world given the lack of agreed-upon truths in relativism? How can we come to democratic agreement between diverse groups given the singularity of truth in universalism?


3) The Politics of epistemology

Marx said that "philosophers always come late the the party." But forces like religion, science, capitalism, and the state are based on epistemic regimes.

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