15 octobre 2018

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Maurice Merleau-Ponty
After my discussion of Tversky the other day, a reader wrote to remind me of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's philosophy of perception. Critcizing my paper on Relevant Similarity, the reader wrote, "it is the primacy of our perceptions, which are similar to each other (in terms of how and what we generally perceive) that is the tool for our cognition." Quite right, but to clarify, this is why a system of formal reasoning is inadequate to explain cognition, because if this is all we have, the senses are not sufficient for the task that they actually accomplish. More...

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