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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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Extracting Epistemic Lessons from Ameliorative Psychology

Extracting Epistemic Lessons from Ameliorative Psychology

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(p.54) Extracting Epistemic Lessons from Ameliorative Psychology
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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)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195162293.003.0004

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

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