David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Croatian Journal of Philosophy 7 (2):269-285 (2007)
There are simple rules for making important judgments that are more reliable than experts, but people refuse to use them People refuse even when they are told that these rules are more reliable than they are. When we say that people “refuse” to use the rule, we do not mean that people stubbornly refuse to carry out the steps indicated by the rule. Rather, people defect from the rule (i.e., they overturn the rule’s judgment) so often that they end up reasoning about as reliably as they would have without the rule, and less reliably than the rule all by itself. We haue two aims in this paper. First, we will explain why (at least some) simple rules are so reliable and why people too often defect from them. And second, we will argue that this selective defection phenomenon raises a serious problem for all epistemological theories of justification. We will suggest that the best way to escape this problem is to change the focus of contemporary epistemology
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Tomoji Shogenji (2000). The Problem of the Criterion in Rule-Following. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (3):501-525.
Gerry Hough (2008). A Dilemma for Sinnott-Armstrong's Moderate Pyrrhonian Moral Scepticism. Philosophical Quarterly 58 (232):457–462.
Carl Ginet (1992). The Dispositionalist Solution to Wittgenstein's Problem About Understanding a Rule: Answering Kripke's Objection. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 17 (1):53-73.
Wes Sharrock & Graham Button (1999). Do the Right Thing! Rule Finitism, Rule Scepticism and Rule Following. Human Studies 22 (2-4):193-210.
Martin Smith (2012). Some Thoughts on the JK-Rule1. Noûs 46 (4):791-802.
P. P. M. Harteloh (2003). The Meaning of Quality in Health Care: A Conceptual Analysis. Health Care Analysis 11 (3):259-267.
Brian Weatherson (2012). Induction and Supposition. The Reasoner 6:78-80.
William J. Clancey (1993). Notes on "Epistemology of a Rule-Based Expert System". Philosophical Explorations.
Adam M. Croom (2010). Wittgenstein, Kripke, and the Rule Following Paradox. Dialogue 52 (3):103-109.
Richard Holton (2010). The Exception Proves the Rule. Journal of Political Philosophy 18 (4):369-388.
J. Hage (2000). Rule Consistency. Law and Philosophy 19 (3):369-390.
Pascal Wagner-Egger (2007). Conditional Reasoning and the Wason Selection Task: Biconditional Interpretation Instead of Reasoning Bias. Thinking and Reasoning 13 (4):484 – 505.
Added to index2011-12-01
Total downloads16 ( #118,567 of 1,679,381 )
Recent downloads (6 months)9 ( #26,041 of 1,679,381 )
How can I increase my downloads?