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Putting Epistemology into Practice: Normative Disputes in 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195162293.003.0009
 Putting Epistemology into Practice: Normative Disputes in Psychology

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This chapter uses Strategic Reliabilism to resolve two debates about whether certain experimental findings demonstrate deep and systematic failures of human reasoning. It illustrates one of the main benefits of the current approach to epistemology: it can be used to adjudicate disputes that arise in psychology that are, at bottom, normative epistemological disputes about the nature of good reasoning.

Keywords: Strategic Reliabilism; reject-the-norm arguments; human reasoning; normative epistemological disputes

Chapter.  7891 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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