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Epistemic hygiene consists of practices meant to allow accurate beliefs to spread within a community and keep 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

See also

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