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Two Conditions of Extensibility

Originally posted on Creativistic Philosophy:
In my article Changing the Mind I had referred to a certain type of formal theories used within the research paradigm of cognitive science. The argument given there was that theories of cognition formulated in terms of such theories must be incomplete because they can be extended by new information that…

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Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Science

Originally posted on Creativistic Philosophy:
In the previous article Changing the Mind I have argued that cognitive systems might be changed by new information they assimilate from the environment and incorporate into their structure. If new procedures and representations can arise in the mind, the original structures might completely fall into disuse. So it is…

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Changing the Mind

Originally posted on Creativistic Philosophy:
1. The Paradigm of Cognitive Sciene In the article on “Cognitive Science” in the online “Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy” (http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2012/entries/cognitive-science/) the basic idea of the research paradigm of Cognitive Science is described as follows (Section 3): The central hypothesis of cognitive science is that thinking can best be understood in…

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Horizons

When you press the light switch, the light goes on. Neither do you need to know were the cables are passing in the wall, nor where the electricity is coming from. In fact, you don’t need to know that there are cables or that there is electricity. In your mind, there is a connection between … Continue reading