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  1. The Value of Epistemic Disagreement in Scientific Practice. The Case of Homo Floresiensis.Cruz Helen De & Smedt Johan De - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (2):169-177.
    Epistemic peer disagreement raises interesting questions, both in epistemology and in philosophy of science. When is it reasonable to defer to the opinion of others, and when should we hold fast to our original beliefs? What can we learn from the fact that an epistemic peer disagrees with us? A question that has received relatively little attention in these debates is the value of epistemic peer disagreement—can it help us to further epistemic goals, and, if so, how? We investigate this (...)
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    Evolved Cognitive Biases and the Epistemic Status of Scientific Beliefs.Cruz Helen De & Smedt Johan De - 2012 - Philosophical Studies 157 (3):411 - 429.
    Our ability for scientific reasoning is a byproduct of cognitive faculties that evolved in response to problems related to survival and reproduction. Does this observation increase the epistemic standing of science, or should we treat scientific knowledge with suspicion? The conclusions one draws from applying evolutionary theory to scientific beliefs depend to an important extent on the validity of evolutionary arguments (EAs) or evolutionary debunking arguments (EDAs). In this paper we show through an analytical model that cultural transmission of scientific (...)
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  3. Aku Visala, Naturalism, Theism and the Cognitive Study of Religion: Religion Explained?, Ashgate, 2011.Cruz Helen De - 2013 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 5 (2):15--182.
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  4. Is Linguistic Determinism an Empirically Testable Hypothesis?Helen Cruz - 2009 - Logique Et Analyse 52.
     
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