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Tribal epistemology

02/13/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General

Link: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/22/14762030/donald-trump-tribal-epistemology

Over time, this leads to what you might call tribal epistemology: Information is evaluated based not on conformity to common standards of evidence or correspondence to a common understanding of the world, but on whether it supports the tribe’s values and goals and is vouchsafed by tribal leaders. “Good for our side” and “true” begin to blur into one.
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