Beliefs, Points of View, and Multiple Environments

Wilks, Yorick and Bień, Janusz S. (1983) Beliefs, Points of View, and Multiple Environments. Cognitive Science, 7 (2). pp. 95-119. ISSN 1551-6709

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The paper describes a system for dealing with nestings of belief in terms of the mechanism of computational environment. A method is offered for computing the beliefs of A about B (and so on) in terms of the systems existing knowledge structures about A and B separately. A proposal for belief percolation is put forward: percolation being a side effect of the process of the computation of nested beliefs, but one which could explain the acquisition of unsupported beliefs. It is argued that the mechanism proposed is compatible with a general least effort hypothesis concerning human mental functioning.

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Depositing User: Janusz S. Bień
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2009 20:46
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