Goals of Cognition

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There is no such thing as “right,” the very concept needs to be replaced with “progressively less wrong”. /Paul Grobstein/

Today’s short note is about “finding things out”.

For me, it seems that my personal cognition process can be described with two steps.

  1. Finding a better model for some process or phenomenon.
  2. Accepting it.

Defining this steps separately can be useful for distinguishing impartial research from personal preferences. I understand that it can’t be done entirely. Nevertheless such technic can be helpful sometimes.

Frankly, I’m even not sure if I do care (in most cases) that my discussant will update his own vision. But, obviously, it’ll be reflected on the model of him/her in my head.