Two kinds of theory-laden cognitive processes: Distinguishing intransigence from dogmatism

Elias L. Khalil

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The brain is involved in theory-laden cognitive processes. But there are two different theory-laden processes. In cases where the theory is based on facts, more facts can either falsify or confirm a theory. In cases where the theory is about the choice of a benchmark or a standard, more facts can only make a theory either more or less warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-219
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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