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Mind Gauging: Introspection as a Public Epistemic Resource

Piccinini, Gualtiero (2001) Mind Gauging: Introspection as a Public Epistemic Resource. [Preprint]

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    Introspection used to be excluded from science because it isn't public--for any question about mental states, only the person whose states are in question can answer by introspecting. However, we often use introspective reports to gauge each other's minds, and contemporary psychologists generate data from them. I argue that some uses of introspection are as public as any scientific method.

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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Introspection, other minds, method publicity, method reliability, verbal reports.
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
    Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
    General Issues > Theory/Observation
    Depositing User: Gualtiero Piccinini
    Date Deposited: 21 May 2002
    Last Modified: 13 Sep 2015 11:00
    Item ID: 497

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