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Strategic Reliabilism: Robust Reliability

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195162293.003.0005
 Strategic Reliabilism: Robust Reliability

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This chapter discusses Strategic Reliabilism. The epistemological theory underlying Ameliorative Psychology is a view called Strategic Reliabilism: Epistemic excellence involves the efficient allocation of cognitive resources to robustly reliable reasoning strategies applied to significant problems. Strategic Reliabilism gives a systematic voice and a theoretical foundation to the long-standing success of SPRs while at the same time avoiding the most serious objections to traditional process reliabilism.

Keywords: Ameliorative Psychology; reasoning; reliabilism; epistemological theory; SPRs

Chapter.  3220 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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