Difference between revisions of "Epistemic hygiene"

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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/6a/hygienic_anecdotes/ Hygienic Anecdotes] by [[badger]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/18b/reason_as_memetic_immune_disorder/ Reason as memetic immune disorder] by [[Phil Goetz]]
  
 
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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/hygienic_anecdotes/ Hygienic Anecdotes] by [[badger]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/18b/reason_as_memetic_immune_disorder/ Reason as memetic immune disorder] by [[Phil Goetz]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 05:00, 29 September 2009

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

Blog posts

See also