The Right Coast

February 20, 2006
Cowan on Epistemology
By Mike Rappaport

Apparently, Tyler Cowan hates epistemology. But he does have some good insights about it. Here is one:

You are wrong so, so, so often. That is, or rather should be, the central lesson of epistemology. It is a lesson which hardly anybody ever learns. And you don't need the fancy philosophical machinery to get there. That is why the rest of epistemology is so often so fruitless.
Yep. (And don't tell me I am wrong about this!).