The Role of Morphological Content in Belief formation

author: Dositej Dereta
published: June 21, 2011,   recorded: June 2011,   views: 3223

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In presenting the role and the meaning of Morphological content I will use this conception as Horgan and Potrč have put it in their recent work, concerning the formulation of belief fixation as it is approached in cognitive sciences. Through a brief inquiry into the structure of human cognition which has an Architecture that is essentially morphological, I will try to explain, why is this aspect of cognition plausible and what are the main things through which the morphological structure of cognition is expressed. It will be important to realize, that the process of belief formation is not entirely dependent of information that gets explicitly represented in consciousness during processing, but is specially grounded in the relevant background information that is called morphological content. As we will see, morphological content should be understood as a fundamental part of cognition, which is implicit in its structure and is automatically employed when the process of fixation of epistemically justified beliefs occurs. Also we will notice that the presence of the role of morphological content during belief formation is not totally unconscious, but is rather not explicitly presented, what will be shown with the possible expressions of morphological content being employed in the moment of belief fixation.

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