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Jane Friedman
New York University
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In this paper I revisit Gilbert Harman's arguments for a "clutter avoidance" norm. The norm -- which says that we ought to avoid cluttering our minds with trivialities -- is widely endorsed. I argue that it has some fairly dramatic consequences for normative epistemology.
Keywords Epistemology  Clutter Avoidance  Epistemic Norms
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DOI 10.1111/phpr.12381
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