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Epistemic Dependence, Cognitive Irrationality, and Epistemic Conflicts of Interests: Why There Is a Need for Social Epistemic Norms (pages 287-313)

Basil MÜLLER ABSTRACT: When an agent A depends on an agent B to promote one of A’s epistemic goals, this will often involve B’s forming and sharing of true beliefs. However, as is well documented in research on cognitive irrationality, agents are disposed to form and share false-but-useful beliefs in a lot of circumstances. The dependence relation is thus at …

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