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Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment$
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Michael A Bishop and J. D. Trout

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195162295

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195162293.001.0001

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Laying Our Cards on the Table

Laying Our Cards on the Table

Chapter:
(p.6) Laying Our Cards on the Table
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Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment
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Michael A Bishop (Contributor Webpage)

J. D. Trout (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195162293.003.0002

This chapter begins by giving two reasons as to why epistemology is important: epistemology guides reasoning, and people don't fully appreciate the risks and dangers of poor reasoning the importance of epistemology. It then introduces the basic motives and methods of the epistemology developed in the book. Topics covered include the standard analytic approach to epistemology, the philosophy of science approach to epistemology, the theories generated by the two approaches, and whether scientific investigation into normative epistemology possible.

Keywords:   reasoning, analytic approach, philosophy of science, normative epistemology

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