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Mind as Theory Engine: Causation, Explanation and Time

@inproceedings{Pacer2016MindAT,
  title={Mind as Theory Engine: Causation, Explanation and Time},
  author={Michael D. Pacer},
  year={2016}
}
Author(s): Pacer, Michael D. | Advisor(s): Griffiths, Tom; Lombrozo, Tania | Abstract: Humans build theories out of the data we observe, and out of those theories arise wonders. The most powerful theories are causal theories, which organise data into actionable structures. Causal theories make explicit claims about the structure of the world: what entities and processes exist in it, which of these relate to one another and in what form those relations consist. We can use causal theories to… 
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