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Inside ManThe Discipline of Modeling Human Ways of Being$
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Mihnea Moldoveanu

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804773041

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804773041.001.0001

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Learning and Learning to Learn

Learning and Learning to Learn

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(p.213) Chapter 5 Learning and Learning to Learn
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Inside Man
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804773041.003.0005

This chapter, which examines the modeling of human learning, proposes a particular model of learning and shows that it can accommodate basic insights and intuitions about learning. It considers some basic choices in modeling deterministic behaviorism, inductivism, and fallibilism. The chapter also discusses the capability of the proposed model to salvage both the “betting odds” interpretation of personal degrees of belief and the fallibilist approach that undergirds inference from the known to the unknown.

Keywords:   modeling, human learning, intuitions, deterministic behaviorism, inductivism, fallibilism

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