The development of more integrative approaches to knowledge

Abstract
The field of epistemology has been characterized by a perennial tension between
two broadly contrasting approaches to knowledge—one associated with the
search for foundational truth, the other associated with assertions regarding the
relativity of truth. This paper resolves this tension within the framework of a consultative
epistemology. This epistemological framework demonstrates and explores
the relativity of the social construction of truth, and in so doing, resolves the paradoxical
truth claim, associated with relativist approaches to knowledge, that
there are no universally valid truths. The ultimate purpose of the paper is to articulate
an epistemology that supports the development of more integrative
approaches to knowledge.

Karlberg,Michael and Smith, Todd, Articulating a consultative epistemology, 2009.pdf

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