Epistemic values and the value of learning

@article{Myrvold2010EpistemicVA,
  title={Epistemic values and the value of learning},
  author={Wayne C. Myrvold},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2010},
  volume={187},
  pages={547-568}
}
  • Wayne C. Myrvold
  • Published 2010
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • In addition to purely practical values, there are cognitive values which figure in scientific deliberations. One way of introducing cognitive values is to consider the cognitive value that accrues to the act of accepting a hypothesis. Although such values may have a role to play in the matter of theory acceptance, this does not exhaust their significance in scientific decision-making. This paper makes a plea for the consideration of epistemic value—cognitive value that attaches to a state of… CONTINUE READING
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