Lay intuitions about epistemic normativity

Roberts, Pendaran, Andow, James and Schmidtke, Kelly Ann (2018) Lay intuitions about epistemic normativity. Synthese, 195 (7). 3267–3287. ISSN 0039-7857

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Abstract

Recent empirical work on non-philosophers’ intuitions about epistemic normativity reveals patterns that cannot be fully accounted for by direct epistemic consequentialism. On the basis of these results, one might picture participants as “epistemic deontologists.” We present the results of two new experiments that support a more nuanced picture. We examine intuitions about guesses and hypotheses, and about beliefs. Our results suggest a two-factor model of intuitions, wherein both consequentialist and non-consequentialist considerations affect participants’ judgments about epistemic permissibility.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 00:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/66008
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-017-1371-6

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