Articles

Post-hoc rationalism in science

E. L. UHLMANN

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

août 2011, vol. 34, n°4

Départements : Management et Ressources Humaines


In advocating Bayesian Enlightenment as a solution to Bayesian Fundamentalism, Jones & Love (J&L) rule out a broader critique of rationalist approaches to cognition. However, Bayesian Fundamentalism is merely one example of the more general phenomenon of Rationalist Fundamentalism: the tendency to characterize human judgments as rational and optimal in a post hoc manner, after the empirical data are already known


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