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One of the most distinguishing abilities that human beings display is the ability of turning almost everything into a clue to make a problem affordable in relation to what one knows and, most of all, to what one does not know. That is what characterizes humans as chance seekers. A poor pattern of reasoning and even our ignorance may help us make a decision, and eventually solve a problem. This is the rationale of biased rationality. However, not everything leads us always to a good decision. Some people are not satisfied with weak arguments or it-is-just-so strategies. They want something better. This second attitude points to a different form of rationality that takes advantage of the idea of distributed cognition. Basically, human beings improve their survival strategies by building cognitive niches capable of delivering potentially ever more symptomatic information. It is through various manipulations of the environment that we gain new and more reliable chances which can be used to de-bias our rationality. Through the laborious activity of cognitive niche construction, we come up with situations in which we are better afforded by our environment, and thus biases or fallacies cease to be appealing.

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This book explores the idea of human cognition as a chance-seeking system. It offers novel insights about how to treat some issues pertaining to decision making and problem solving.

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Fallacies and Cognition: The Rationale of Being Fallacious.-

Product Details

ISBN:
9783642267833
Author:
Bardone, Emanuele
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
Berlin, Heidelberg
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Abduction
Subject:
Affordance
Subject:
Bias
Subject:
Bounded Rationality
Subject:
Cognitive Niche
Subject:
Distributed cognition
Subject:
Fallacy
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)
Subject:
Engineering
Subject:
B
Subject:
Consciousness
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2011
Series:
Cognitive Systems Monographs
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20130528
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 302 gr

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