Evolutionary Epistemology

[Revised entry by Michael Bradie and William Harms on January 5, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Evolutionary Epistemology is a naturalistic approach to epistemology, which emphasizes
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[Revised entry by Michael Bradie and William Harms on January 5, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Evolutionary Epistemology is a naturalistic approach to epistemology, which emphasizes the importance of natural selection in two primary roles. In the first role, selection is the generator and maintainer of the reliability of our senses and cognitive mechanisms, as well as the "fit" between those mechanisms and the world. In the second role, trial and error learning and the evolution of scientific theories are construed as selection processes....

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