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Perception as an Epistemic Modality

Christian Coseru

in Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199843381
eISBN:
9780199979851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843381.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In unpacking the main tenets of Buddhist epistemology, this chapter offers a detailed analysis of perception as an epistemic modality centred on three main points: (1) the cognitive function of ... More


What Makes Us Smart: The Computational Logic of Human Cognition

Samuel Gershman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691205717
eISBN:
9780691225999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205717.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

At the heart of human intelligence rests a fundamental puzzle: How are we incredibly smart and stupid at the same time? No existing machine can match the power and flexibility of human perception, ... More


When Risk Goes Viral: Biases and Bandwagons

Geoffrey C. Kabat

in Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231166461
eISBN:
9780231542852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166461.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

We are attuned to the latest potential threat to our health, and this creates a fertile soil for inflating the findings of observational studies. In fact, most reported findings are false or ... More


Value and Values

Charles E. Phelps and Guru Madhavan

in Making Better Choices: Design, Decisions, and Democracy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190871147
eISBN:
9780190871178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190871147.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Many decisions are done intuitively. Sometimes, this works well, and sometimes they lead us astray. Tools of systems engineering recognize human biases and ask about what we do best—specify what is ... More


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