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Epistemic Vigilance

Sperber, D; Clement, F; Heintz, C; Mascaro, O; Mercier, H; Origgi, G; Wilson, D; (2010) Epistemic Vigilance. Mind & Language , 25 (4) 359 - 393. 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2010.01394.x. Green open access

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Abstract

Humans massively depend on communication with others, but this leaves them open to the risk of being accidentally or intentionally misinformed. To ensure that, despite this risk, communication remains advantageous, humans have, we claim, a suite of cognitive mechanisms for epistemic vigilance. Here we outline this claim and consider some of the ways in which epistemic vigilance works in mental and social life by surveying issues, research and theories in different domains of philosophy, linguistics, cognitive psychology and the social sciences.

Type: Article
Title: Epistemic Vigilance
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2010.01394.x
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0017.2010.01394.x
Language: English
Additional information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Sperber, D; Clement, F; Heintz, C; Mascaro, O; Mercier, H; Origgi, G; Wilson, D; (2010) Epistemic Vigilance. Mind & Language, 25 (4) 359 - 393, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0017.2010.01394.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html#terms).
Keywords: false-belief, learning words, information, deception, knowledge, trust, preschoolers, mind, children, speakers
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Linguistics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1331363
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