Inquiry under bounds (Part 5: Applying the account)
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by David Thorstad
1w ago
This post applies the reason-responsive consequentialist view of rational inquiry to shed light on bounded rationality, the Standard Picture, and the epistemology of inquiry ..read more
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Inquiry under bounds (Part 4: Justifying the account)
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by David Thorstad
1w ago
This post gives three arguments for the reason-responsive consequentialist view of rational inquiry ..read more
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Inquiry under bounds (Part 2: Rationality at the crossroads)
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by David Thorstad
1w ago
This post introduces bounded rationality by contrasting it with a received Standard Picture of rationality ..read more
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Inquiry under bounds (Part 1: Introduction)
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by David Thorstad
1w ago
This post begins a five-part series introducing David Thorstad's book, Inquiry under bounds ..read more
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Précis of Thinking in Images
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by Piotr Kozak
1y ago
Let me start with a couple of examples. Look at the night sky and try to find the Big Dipper. At first, you see an unordered magnitude of astronomical objects. A star chart can guide you in your task. The chart helps you to localize objects in the night sky ..read more
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The Pragmatic Use of Metaphor in Empirical Psychology
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by Rami Gabriel
1y ago
In this post, I explore how analogical modes of explanation have been used in empirical psychology to loop together data derived through experiments and descriptive explanation. Metaphor has been used to transcend the limitations of experiments on human subjects because it allows for framing higher-level interpretation of data through notions ..read more
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A Suspicious Science: The Uses of Psychology
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by Rami Gabriel
1y ago
In A Suspicious Science, I analyze the epistemic context of the uses of psychology in contemporary society so as to develop an interdisciplinary, multi-level human science. I distinguish three uses of psychology: positivist-pragmatic empirical study, discursive therapeutic approaches which promote expressive individualism, and reflexive creative practices employed in the arts ..read more
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Cognitive Science of Philosophy Symposium: Network Modeling
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by Zina Ward
1y ago
Welcome to the Brains Blog’s Symposium series on the Cognitive Science of Philosophy. The aim of the series is to examine the use of diverse methods to generate philosophical insight. Each symposium is comprised of two parts. In the target post, a practitioner describes their use of the method under ..read more
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Discussing Richard Nisbett’s Thinking: A Memoir — X-Phi, Culture, Introspection, IQ, Guns, Class, and Academia
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by Nick Byrd
1y ago
You have surely heard about cultural differences in reasoning, how people can fabricate reasons when asked to explain one of their decisions, and how many people seem systematically susceptible to reasoning errors. Much of this research was contributed by Richard Nisbett and their colleagues. Dr. Nisbett was kind enough to ..read more
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Writing The Misinformation Age
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by Cailin O'Connor and James Weatherall
1y ago
Thank you to Nick and his co-editors for inviting us to contribute to this symposium on writing books for general audiences!  We have both written several books, and one of us – Weatherall – has written two other books for general audiences.  But in this post, we are going to ..read more
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