Episteme 12 (2):297-308 (2015)

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Jennifer Nagel
University of Toronto, Mississauga
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When and why does it matter whether we can give an explicit justification for what we believe? This paper examines these questions in the light of recent empirical work on the social functions served by our capacity to reason, in particular, Mercier and Sperber’s argumentative theory of reasoning.
Keywords metacognition  evidentials  reasoning
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DOI 10.1017/epi.2015.4
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