Reasons to Believe : Cognitive Models of Beliefs Change

@inproceedings{Castelfranchi2004ReasonsTB,
  title={Reasons to Believe : Cognitive Models of Beliefs Change},
  author={Cristiano Castelfranchi},
  year={2004}
}
It is a fact of life that we cannot believe everything we observe or that we are told. We accept a given information or datum as a belief on the basis of our previous beliefs, of its evidences, supports and sources, and of others psychological factors. Here I will sketch some crucial points of these cognitive mechanisms. Our knowledge base is not a file… CONTINUE READING