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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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Strategic Reliabilism: Epistemic Significance

Strategic Reliabilism: Epistemic Significance

(p.93) Strategic Reliabilism: Epistemic Significance
Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment

Michael A Bishop (Contributor Webpage)

J. D. Trout (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter offers a framework for understanding significance that tolerates our incomplete knowledge of the conditions for human well-being. Topics discussed include the role of significance in Strategic Reliabilism, a reason-based approach to significance, and the potential unavailability of objective reasons. It is argued that a proper understanding of the notion of epistemic significance is a core problem for any epistemological theory that claims to be able to guide reason, and that any epistemological view that gives a central place to the notion of significance is bound to be deeply empirical.

Keywords:   epistemology, human reasoning, well-being, reason-based approach

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