Metacognition and Endorsement

Mind and Language 27 (3):284-307 (2012)

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Kourken Michaelian
Université Grenoble Alpes
Abstract
Real agents rely, when forming their beliefs, on imperfect informational sources (sources which deliver, even under normal conditions of operation, both accurate and inaccurate information). They therefore face the ‘endorsement problem’: how can beliefs produced by endorsing information received from imperfect sources be formed in an epistemically acceptable manner? Focussing on the case of episodic memory and drawing on empirical work on metamemory, this article argues that metacognition likely plays a crucial role in explaining how agents solve the endorsement problem
Keywords memory  metacognition  source monitoring  reliabilism  episodic memory  metamemory
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2012.01445.x
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