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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
Piccinini, Gualtiero
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 15:00
Item ID: 497

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