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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 serious assortment in this intriguing new subfield, prime researchers take on key questions touching on wisdom, proof, and rationally justified trust.

Advances in Experimental Epistemology addresses relevant epistemological concerns resembling even if topics in excessive stakes occasions have to own enhanced proof so as to have knowledge;whether and in what respects figuring out that p is dependent upon what activities one undertakes in gentle of p; how philosophers should still reply to deep and pervasive confrontation approximately specific instances of information and trust and the methodological demanding situations to epistemology which are awarded through war of words in epistemic intuitions.As good as relocating study in epistemology ahead, this state-of-the-art quantity is helping outline the longer term process examine in experimental philosophy.

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Subjects are asked about the extent to which they agree or disagree with a statement that says that the protagonist knows P. As with Experiment 2 from Study 1, in both the low-stakes and high-stakes conditions, the protagonist is ignorant of what is at stake. Moreover, to ensure the vignettes represent the protagonist as having the same beliefs and matched for accuracy, the protagonist is always mistaken about what is at stake: but it is always the same mistake. Method We developed three pairs of vignettes (Coin, Air, and Bridge) each with two conditions for what is at stake for the protagonist (Low and High).

His task is to count the coins in a jar. The jar contains 134 coins. Peter mistakenly thinks the contest prize is one hundred dollars. In fact, the prize is just a pair of movie passes for this weekend. Peter wouldn’t want them, however, since he is leaving town this weekend. So nothing bad would happen if Peter doesn’t win the contest. After counting the coins just once, Peter concludes there are 134 coins in the jar. ” Coin High Stakes: Peter is a college student who has entered a contest sponsored by a local bank.

His task is to count the coins in a jar. The jar contains 134 coins. Peter mistakenly thinks the contest prize is one hundred dollars. In fact, the prize is just a pair of movie passes for this weekend. Peter wouldn’t want them, however, since he is leaving town this weekend. So nothing bad would happen if Peter doesn’t win the contest. After counting the coins just once, Peter concludes there are 134 coins in the jar. ” Coin High Stakes: Peter is a college student who has entered a contest sponsored by a local bank.

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