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

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Abstract

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.

LanguageEnglish
Pages218-219
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Two kinds of theory-laden cognitive processes : Distinguishing intransigence from dogmatism. / Khalil, Elias L.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2013, p. 218-219.

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