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Professor Steve Fuller appointed to Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology

In recognition for his foundational work in the field of social epistemology, Steve Fuller has been appointed to the Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology. Professor Fuller, who has been Professor of Sociology at Warwick since 1999, founded the first journal and published the first book on social epistemology in the late 1980s.

'Social epistemology' is an interdisciplinary field that brings the resources of the humanities and the social sciences to bear on philosophical and policy questions concerning the production of knowledge. The chair is named after the French philosopher who coined the word 'sociology' in the early 19th century to refer to a project very much like today's social epistemology.