Extracting Epistemic Lessons from Ameliorative Psychology

Michael A Bishop and J. D. Trout

in Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780195162295
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835539 | DOI:
 Extracting Epistemic Lessons from Ameliorative Psychology

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This chapter introduces the three central features of the epistemological framework that guides the prescriptions of Ameliorative Psychology (robust reliability, a cost-benefit approach to reasoning, and the importance of significance). It is argued that this framework offers a new way to think about applied epistemology. In particular, it suggests that there are four and only four ways for people to improve their reasoning.

Keywords: reasoning; epistemological framework; robust reliability; cost-benefit approach; significance

Chapter.  5926 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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