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Rationality: a social-epistemology perspective.

Wenmackers S, Vanpoucke DE, Douven I - Front Psychol (2014)

Bottom Line: Recently, social epistemologists have drawn attention to the fact that epistemic interactions among agents also give rise to important questions concerning rationality.In previous work, we have used a formal model to assess the risk that a particular type of social-epistemic interactions lead agents with initially consistent belief states into inconsistent belief states.Here, we continue this work by investigating the dynamics to which these interactions may give rise in the population as a whole.

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Affiliation: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands.

ABSTRACT
Both in philosophy and in psychology, human rationality has traditionally been studied from an "individualistic" perspective. Recently, social epistemologists have drawn attention to the fact that epistemic interactions among agents also give rise to important questions concerning rationality. In previous work, we have used a formal model to assess the risk that a particular type of social-epistemic interactions lead agents with initially consistent belief states into inconsistent belief states. Here, we continue this work by investigating the dynamics to which these interactions may give rise in the population as a whole.

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Shape of the basins in the opinion density space (ODS) for M = 1 and D = 2. Left-hand side: three-dimensional view of ODS with the face shown in previous figures turned toward the right. Right-hand side: exploded view of the same ODS, showing the four basins separately. Each basin has the same shape (with five faces: one rhombus, two equilateral triangles, and—facing the interior of the ODS—two isosceles right triangles) and a volume that occupies one quarter of the tetrahedral ODS.
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Figure 7: Shape of the basins in the opinion density space (ODS) for M = 1 and D = 2. Left-hand side: three-dimensional view of ODS with the face shown in previous figures turned toward the right. Right-hand side: exploded view of the same ODS, showing the four basins separately. Each basin has the same shape (with five faces: one rhombus, two equilateral triangles, and—facing the interior of the ODS—two isosceles right triangles) and a volume that occupies one quarter of the tetrahedral ODS.

Mentions: In Figure 7, we illustrate the four basins associated with the four consensus positions in the ODS of M = 1 and D = 2. Each basin has the same shape with five faces: two equilateral triangles and one rhombus that face the exterior of the ODS and two isosceles right triangles that face the interior of the ODS (see also Supplementary Material). The four basins have one common edge (at the interior, where the isosceles right triangles meet) that connects the midpoints of the two “double edges” of the tetrahedral ODS.


Rationality: a social-epistemology perspective.

Wenmackers S, Vanpoucke DE, Douven I - Front Psychol (2014)

Shape of the basins in the opinion density space (ODS) for M = 1 and D = 2. Left-hand side: three-dimensional view of ODS with the face shown in previous figures turned toward the right. Right-hand side: exploded view of the same ODS, showing the four basins separately. Each basin has the same shape (with five faces: one rhombus, two equilateral triangles, and—facing the interior of the ODS—two isosceles right triangles) and a volume that occupies one quarter of the tetrahedral ODS.
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Figure 7: Shape of the basins in the opinion density space (ODS) for M = 1 and D = 2. Left-hand side: three-dimensional view of ODS with the face shown in previous figures turned toward the right. Right-hand side: exploded view of the same ODS, showing the four basins separately. Each basin has the same shape (with five faces: one rhombus, two equilateral triangles, and—facing the interior of the ODS—two isosceles right triangles) and a volume that occupies one quarter of the tetrahedral ODS.
Mentions: In Figure 7, we illustrate the four basins associated with the four consensus positions in the ODS of M = 1 and D = 2. Each basin has the same shape with five faces: two equilateral triangles and one rhombus that face the exterior of the ODS and two isosceles right triangles that face the interior of the ODS (see also Supplementary Material). The four basins have one common edge (at the interior, where the isosceles right triangles meet) that connects the midpoints of the two “double edges” of the tetrahedral ODS.

Bottom Line: Recently, social epistemologists have drawn attention to the fact that epistemic interactions among agents also give rise to important questions concerning rationality.In previous work, we have used a formal model to assess the risk that a particular type of social-epistemic interactions lead agents with initially consistent belief states into inconsistent belief states.Here, we continue this work by investigating the dynamics to which these interactions may give rise in the population as a whole.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands.

ABSTRACT
Both in philosophy and in psychology, human rationality has traditionally been studied from an "individualistic" perspective. Recently, social epistemologists have drawn attention to the fact that epistemic interactions among agents also give rise to important questions concerning rationality. In previous work, we have used a formal model to assess the risk that a particular type of social-epistemic interactions lead agents with initially consistent belief states into inconsistent belief states. Here, we continue this work by investigating the dynamics to which these interactions may give rise in the population as a whole.

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