Reflective reasoning & philosophy

  title={Reflective reasoning \& philosophy},
  author={Nick Byrd},
  journal={Philosophy Compass},
  • Nick Byrd
  • Published 29 September 2021
  • Psychology, Philosophy
  • Philosophy Compass
Philosophy is a reflective activity. So perhaps it is unsurprising that many philosophers have claimed that reflection plays an important role in shaping and even improving our philosophical thinking. This hypothesis seems plausible given that training in philosophy has correlated with better performance on tests of reflection and reflective reasoning has correlated with demonstrably better judgments in a variety of domains. This article reviews the hypothesized roles of reflection in… 
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