A sentimental model for epistemic arrogance

  • Ximena González-Grandón


Successful interaction with environment would seem to require human agents to possess insight about deficiencies and limitations in their intellectual and social skills. However, there is a significant fraction of agents that tend to be unaware of their incompetence. Here, I will call epistemic arrogance to the condition or disturbance where some people are unaware of their incompetence, and have been empirically quantified in Dunning-Kruger effect. I will analyze that the etiology of this alteration has been proposed to come from a lack of regulation between analytic metacognition and true knowledge, that I will call “epistemic uncertainity”. I will defend a different idea, that epistemic arrogance comes from a lack of calibration between a phenomenic metacognition between a metacognitive feeling and true knowledge, that I will call “phenomenal uncertainity”. This implies that the lack in arrogants it is not metaignorance, rather the regulation between a feeling of knowledge and the feeling of uncertainity. I will argue about it and I will propose a simulation of an afected population using a SIR model, where the Dunning-Kruger effect is interpreted in a different way and its show how the recovering of this alteration it is not only depend on learning true knowledge, rather on an adequated epistemic feelings regulation
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González-Grandón, X. (2016). A sentimental model for epistemic arrogance. Scientiae Studia, 14(1), 123-150. https://doi.org/10.11606/S1678-31662016000100007