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By James R. Beebe

Experimental epistemology makes use of experimental tools of the cognitive sciences to make clear debates inside epistemology,the philosophical learn of data and rationally justified trust. during this first severe assortment in this intriguing new subfield, top researchers take on key questions bearing on wisdom, facts, and rationally justified trust.

Advances in Experimental Epistemology addresses crucial epistemological matters corresponding to even if matters in excessive stakes events have to own improved facts so one can have knowledge;whether and in what respects figuring out that p is determined by what activities one undertakes in mild of p; how philosophers should still reply to deep and pervasive confrontation approximately specific circumstances of data and trust and the methodological demanding situations to epistemology which are provided through war of words in epistemic intuitions.As good as relocating learn in epistemology ahead, this state of the art quantity is helping outline the long run process learn in experimental philosophy.

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23 Here, they only had three options: NO, NEUTRAL, and YES. Coding the NO and NEUTRAL in one category and coding the YES in a second category, we can compare the answers to the knowledge prompt across these two groups. Similar comparisons are made for AIR and BRIDGE. Focusing on the COIN case, if people tend to implicitly accept the ACTION principle, we should see that subjects in the “yes, should count the coins again” category are less likely (compared with the other group) to agree with the knowledge statement from the prompt above.

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We followed these same procedures in all the studies reported in this chapter. Participants read this story: Lois is checking out at the grocery store. ” And Lois is right: the ticket is a loser. Participants answered these dichotomous test questions pertaining to knowledge, justification, and the chance of error: Lois _____ that the ticket is a loser. [knows/only believes] Lois is _____ in believing that the ticket is a loser. [justified/unjustified] Was there at least some chance, no matter how small, that the ticket was a winner?

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