Why plausibility matters

24th May 2014

Tim Murray

Introduction*

Tangri’s contribution (AA29:61–66) deserves a short response, both to set the record straight and to attempt to move discussion of epistemic matters onto more profitable ground. Judging by the tone of his response, and given his singular reading of epistemology, the sociology of knowledge and of the history of archaeology, I hesitate to take issue with him again. But Tangri is right about one thing, the issues are important enough to at least try to salvage something from the exchange.

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Murray, T.
Why plausibility matters
December 1990
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98–102
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