November 11, 2018
It’s a difficult thing to talk about
I had my meeting with Margaret right after she got back from her break. I have met her before, and other librarians, for my Future Scenarios class. We ended up using the usual resources such as Credo to try and find resources and definitions.
But it’s a hard subject to exactly pin down!
Thus far i went from
Viewpoint Diversity to
Cognitive Bias and
Cognitive Dissonance … and honestly i’m now considering
Embodied Cognition …
It’s a difficult issue to pin down. It’s difficult to talk about it without sounding completely lame. Explaining it sounds like a naive teenager trying to change the world, without understanding what they’re up against it is the convuluted net of human nature/nurture .
I gave up on words.
In any case, we hunted down a book, and knowing that books are arranged by subject in Bobst library, i hunted down a few more.
by Aaron C. T. Smith
by Richard P. Feynman
by Jerry A. Fodor
by Ludwik Fleck
The book “Cognitive Mechanisms of Belief Change” is pretty good! It gives a good blueprint of the nature of our beliefs and the known mechanisms in changing them.
The Feynman book… is a Feynman book! And seems i picked it right, the topics include
The Uncertainty of Science ,
The Uncertainty of Values, and
The Unscientific Age .
I will write about each book seperately.