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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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(p.154) Conclusion
Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment

Michael A Bishop (Contributor Webpage)

J. D. Trout (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. It identifies three challenges that remain in the construction of a naturalistic epistemology. First, an effective epistemology needs to continue to discover handy new heuristics that help us reason reliably about significant matters. Second, we need to identify with more effectiveness what is involved in human well-being. A third project essential to the development of a prescriptive, reason-guiding epistemology is social epistemology.

Keywords:   naturalistic epistemology, reasoning, well-being, social epistemology

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