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"Epistemic hygiene" consists of practices meant to allow accurate beliefs to spread within a community and prevent less accurate or biased beliefs contained. The practices are meant to serve an analogous purpose to normal hygiene and sanitation in containing disease. "Good cognitive citizenship" is another phrase that has been proposed for this concept<ref> [http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/17359 Free Will: Good Cognitive Citizenship] with Will Wilkinson and Eliezer Yudkowsky</ref>.
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'''Epistemic hygiene''' consists of practices meant to allow accurate beliefs to spread within a community and prevent less accurate or biased beliefs contained. The practices are meant to serve an analogous purpose to normal hygiene and sanitation in containing disease. "Good cognitive citizenship" is another phrase that has been proposed for this concept<ref> [http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/17359 Free Will: Good Cognitive Citizenship] with Will Wilkinson and Eliezer Yudkowsky</ref>.
  
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=====Less Wrong Articles=====
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/u/the_ethic_of_handwashing_and_community_epistemic/ The ethic of hand-washing and community epistemic practice] by [[AnnaSalamon]]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/u/the_ethic_of_handwashing_and_community_epistemic/ The ethic of hand-washing and community epistemic practice] by [[AnnaSalamon]]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/6a/hygenic_anecdotes/ Hygienic Anecdotes] by [[badger]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 21:43, 14 June 2009

Epistemic hygiene consists of practices meant to allow accurate beliefs to spread within a community and prevent less accurate or biased beliefs contained. The practices are meant to serve an analogous purpose to normal hygiene and sanitation in containing disease. "Good cognitive citizenship" is another phrase that has been proposed for this concept[1].

Footnotes

  1. Free Will: Good Cognitive Citizenship with Will Wilkinson and Eliezer Yudkowsky

Blog posts