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Cognition, Perception, and Justification


Abstract There is ample evidence from psychology and cognitive science that a person's beliefs, memories, expectations, concepts, and desires can influence how that person perceives the world. In other words, the way an object looks (the color, size, shape, etc.) to a person can vary according to his or her beliefs, memories, desires, and so on. But a person is principally justified in his or her beliefs about the world by how things look to that person. So, if how things look to a person justifies that person's beliefs about the world, and that person's prior beliefs, memories, and desires influence how things look, then his or her prior beliefs, memories, and desires influence the justification for his or her beliefs about the world. T... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Crutchfield, Parker Avery Simon (Author) / Reynolds, Steven (Advisor) / Cohen, Stewart (Committee member) / Kobes, Bernard (Committee member) / Kriegel, Uriah (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Philosophy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 236 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Philosophy 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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