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In Folk Epistemology, Karen Strohm Kitchener on 22 February, 2013 at 14:02

mental imagesIt was D. E. Montgomery who proposed in 1992 the term ‘folk epistemology’ to describe the part of folk psychology that deals with theoretical problems on the nature of knowledge and its acquisition. However, it was not until Karen Strohm Kitchener (2002) that the term ‘folk epistemology’ was used, to my mind, in a strategically successful way: to gather and articulate subjects on the theory of the mind and metacognition. If we accept Fagnant and Crahay’s (2011) interpretation of Montgomery, the existence of a kind of common-sense theory of knowledge generally present in people meant an implicit combination of two fields of research: theories of mind and personal epistemology. Read the rest of this entry »