Individual and Communal Levels
How is the communal mosaic related to the mosaics of the members of the community?
What is the relation between the mosaic of a communal epistemic agent and the mosaics of the members of that community? Is it possible to reduce the communal mosaic to a function of the mosaics of individuals? Barseghyan (2015) discusses and rejects two views that relate the individual and the social: the elitist and majoritarianist views. The elitist view holds that the mosaic of a scientific community comes to reflect the individual scientific mosaic of prominent scientists and figureheads in the community. The majoritarianist view holds that the mosaic of the community reflects the mosaic that a majority of individuals themselves hold.1
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- Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.