“Applied epistemology in general is the study of whether systems of
investigation that purport to be seeking the truth are well engineered
to lead to true beliefs about the world. Theorists of knowledge, as
epistemologists are sometimes known, routinely examine truth-seeking
practices like science and mathematics to find out whether they are
capable of delivering the goods they seek.”
- Larry Laudan, in Chapter 1 of his book Truth, Error, and Criminal Law, An Essay in Legal Epistemology (Cambridge University Press 2006). Quoted by Peter Tillers.
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