Sunday, October 24, 2010

Epistemology: The Study Of Knowledge And Justified Belief

Eight False Things The Public “Knows” Prior To Election Day |

Tea Party fear and anger perhaps most easily understood as an epistemic crisis? (But be careful not to use the term 'epistemic closure.'

Pro-tip #1: "I want to believe it, therefore it must be true," is not what Descartes had in mind.

Pro-tip #2: "I know it in my gut, don't bother me with facts," does not mean you have a priori knowledge.

Related: Radical Shriek | Lefty academics convene in Berkeley to try to make sense of the Tea Party movement.

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