Epistemic closure

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Nov 10 18:04:48 UTC 2012

On Nov 10, 2012, at 8:52 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

>> The term refers to a situation where the information you receive is
> biased.
> Surely it's more complicated than just turning a blind eye to good
> evidence. The sentence Victor quotes is decidedly unhelpful.
> I doubt that Brooks fully absorbed the article Ben refers to; therefore I
> doubt that he's using the term as a logician was.
Maybe more like the most basic form of epistemic closure:  sticking one's fingers in one's ears and singing loudly LA-LA-LA-LA-I-CAN'T-HEAR-YOU.


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