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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 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<ref> [http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/17359 Free Will: Good Cognitive Citizenship] with Will Wilkinson and Eliezer Yudkowsky</ref>.
  
==References==
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/1e/raising_the_sanity_waterline/ Raising the Sanity Waterline]
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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 [[User:BJR|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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==See also==
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*[[Least convenient possible world]]
* [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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*[[Improper belief]]
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/6a/hygenic_anecdotes/ Hygienic Anecdotes] by [[badger]]
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*[[Group rationality]]
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*[[Mind-killer]]
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*[[Filtered evidence]], [[absurdity heuristic]]
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*[[Rational evidence]]
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*[[Burdensome details]]
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*[[Status quo bias]]
  
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Latest revision as of 12:08, 14 March 2012

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].

Blog posts

External links

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

See also