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date: 16 October 2019

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This article analyses the so-called socialization of epistemology and its relevance in political analysis. It criticizes the type of objectivity portrayed in the television show Dragnet and discusses the social ecology of objectivity and attempts to naturalize the study of knowledge. It argues that epistemology has political value and that it is important to understand the social dimensions of knowing to become the kind of knowers crucial to the health of a democratic society. It explains that false epistemologies can be and are used as ideological tools that degrade our social situation.

Keywords: epistemology, political analysis, objectivity, Dragnet, social ecology, knowledge, democratic society, false epistemologies

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