Latest Results for Erkenntnis Category

In Defence of the Normative Account of Ignorance

Abstract The standard view of ignorance is that it consists in the mere lack of knowledge or true belief. Duncan…

A Bayesian View on the Dr. Evil Scenario

Abstract In Defeating Dr. Evil with Self-Locating Belief, Adam Elga proposes and defends a principle of indifference for self-locating beliefs: if…

Biological Individuality and the Foetus Problem

Abstract The Problem of Biological Individuality is the problem of how to count organisms. Whilst counting organisms may seem easy,…

Imperfection, Accuracy, and Structural Rationality

Abstract Structural requirements of rationality prohibit various things, like having inconsistent combinations of attitudes, having means-end incoherent combinations of attitudes,…

Updating on Biased Probabilistic Testimony

Abstract In this paper, I use a framework from computational linguistics, the Rational Speech Act framework, to model deceptive probabilistic…

Preemptive Omissions

Abstract Philosophers have already recognized the importance of causal preemption involving “positive” events. First, preemption with positive events raises problems…

Intelligent Behaviour

Abstract The notion of intelligence is relevant to several fields of research, including cognitive and comparative psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence,…

Eulerian Routing in Practice

Abstract The Königsberg bridge problem has played a central role in recent philosophical discussions of mathematical explanation. In this paper…