Anti-Epistemology

Talk:Anti-epistemology

It was suggested that this term is a bad idea, but the concept is salient, so suggest better names for it (I like the term as it is). --Vladimir Nesov 01:29, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Created by Vladimir_Nesov at 2y

An example of anti-epistemology run riot would be New Ageism -Ageism: The concept of "faith" was originally developed by scriptural religions, but with sacred texts and standardorganized teachings tothat put boundaries around what you were allowed to have faith in. New Ageism kept the notion that unjustified belief was a noble thing, but dropped the scriptures, with the result thatrestrictive scriptures. So now they now have faith in unicorns, UFOs, homeopathy, pyramid power...

The term anti-Anti-epistemology refers to bad explicit beliefs about rules of reasoning, usually developed in the course of protecting an existing false belief - false beliefs are opposed not only by true beliefs (that must then be obscured in turn) but also by good rules of systematic reasoning (which must then be denied). The explicit defense of fallacy as a general rule of reasoning is anti-epistemology.

Anti-epistemology was formerly known as Dark Side Epistemology but this seems to have been an overly poetic term that led to confusion with the Dark Arts- it"anti-epistemology" refers to bad explicit epistemology,rules about what is good to believe, not to the defense of bad particular beliefs.invalid rhetorical techniques for persuasion.

The term dark side anti-epistemology refers to a setbad explicit beliefs about rules of techniquesreasoning, usually developed to argue for a confusion or a lie. A victimin the course of dark side epistemologyprotecting an existing false belief - false beliefs are opposed not only learns to protect the targeted false beliefs,by true beliefs (that must then be obscured in turn) but also by good rules of systematic reasoning (which must then be denied).

Anti-epistemology was formerly known as Dark Side Epistemology but this seems to systematically acquire new false beliefs, further departing from reality.have been an overly poetic term that led to confusion - it refers to bad explicit epistemology, not to the defense of bad particular beliefs.

An example of anti-epistemology run riot would be New Ageism - "faith" was originally developed by scriptural religions, but with sacred texts and standard teachings to put boundaries around what you were allowed to have faith in. New Ageism kept the notion that unjustified belief was a noble thing, but dropped the scriptures, with the result that they now have faith in unicorns, UFOs, homeopathy, pyramid power...

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The term dark side epistemology refers to a set of techniques developed to argue for a confusion or a lie. A victim of dark side epistemology not only learns to protect the targeted false beliefs, but also to systematically acquire new false beliefs, further departing from reality.

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