Tuesday, June 02, 2009

In full Bloom

At the risk of overexposing Paul Bloom, I thought I would share this lovely conversation between…Bloom, Yale psych prof, author, etc. and Yale colleague, Tamar Szabo Gendler, a philosopher, Chair of the Cognitive Science Program, etc.

One topic that I found particularly interesting was concerned with epistemology. Specifically, Gendler proposed a new word, “alief”, to describe ideas and concepts that reside in the unconscious mind, as opposed to “belief”, or that to which one consciously assents.

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