There are five
primary kinds of coherence relevant to assessing
deductive, perceptual, and
Each category of coherence
relevant to assessing knowledge involves a set of elements and dipole
There are important differences between each of these five
primary or fundamental coherence relations and the principles associated with
principles are relevant in assessing the complex of concepts people chose to
apply to a particular situation to make it comprehensible.
Explanatory coherence is fundamentally a
matter of there being a causal relation between what is explained and the
representations that do the explaining.
When an explanatory
hypothesis explains a piece of
evidence as does another explanatory hypothesis then there is coherence
to these hypothetical
Analogical coherence can be understood as multiple constraint
satisfaction involving similarity, structure, and purpose within differentiated
An example of analogical
coherence is how Charles Darwin used artificial
selection, domesticated animal and plant breeding, as an analogy to explain
Analogical coherence is absolutely neccessary for
comprehension of texts
Deductive coherence is based on purely
deductive relations between propositions.
Deductive coherence looks for
a good fit between general propositions or principles and
Perceptual coherence involves the assembling
of a perceptual knowledge in a 'snapshot' of the existant
Perceptual knowledge includes visual,
tactile representations of what we
No 'sensation' is simply a matter of
taking sensory inputs and interpreting them directly as sensory inputs are
often incomplete or ambiguous.
Doors of Perception are dependent on
When we focus on one sense the doors
of conscious awareness to the other senses close.
Those senses that
have been pushed outside conscious awareness, hidden behind the
Veil of Cognitive Blindness, now inform only the
The conscious mind fills in the blank
spaces to create a whole.
Conceptual coherence involves concepts
as foundational elements and their relationship to one another.
There is abundant experimental and
computational evidence that concepts are a psychologically realistic category
of mental representation not reducible to propositions.
of concepts can be understood in terms of
psychological phenomena concerning how humans apply stereotypes can be
explained in terms of conceptual-constraint satisfaction.
If I am
told that someone is a California
Polytechnical State University educated
carpenter, it may be difficult to
reconcile the conflicting
expectations associated with the two concepts.
Surprise is an
emotional reaction that signals that a satisfactory degree of coherence has not
Generation of new elements is sometimes driven by
For example, I am trying to understand someone but fail to
form a coherent impression or
attribution, I may be spurred to form new conceptual elements that can add
coherence to the old set of elements. This reaction triggers
hypothesis formation, as I ask
myself how someone with a California
Polytechnical State University Bachelor of Architecture degree could
end up working as a carpenter.
perceptual, and conceptual
coherence add up to a comprehensive, computable,
naturalistic theory of
coherence which explains the thought processes used by humans
to assess knowledge.
These five primary kinds of coherence used in a
rigorous inferential process will expand individual knowledge and eliminate
A sixth category, deliberative coherence, is
relevant to decision making
Knowledge comes in a Rainbow Spiral of
shapes and forms.
"Each of us is something of a schizophrenic
personality, tragically divided against ourselves."
Martin Luther King,
To have a
balanced peaceful mind a human must be able to integrate their
emotional understanding of reality with their
rational logical understanding
of reality !
To do this in
a natural social culture
people build simple monolithic
conceptual worldview structures in a
mythical metaphorical manner to connect
the images stored in the subconscious.
To do this in a social culture
steeped in paralogisms people must build elaborately fragmented unconnected
conceptual structures in that same mythical metaphorical way.
Unfortunately that leaves you
with a subconscious that is highly ineffective in alerting the conscious stream
of thought to problems in the surrounding environment that would be easily seen
by those living in a naturally evolved social culture.
Rational consciousness rests
in the frontal lobe.
Damage to the frontal lobes creates a
consciousness from rational consciousness to a
lower form of mystical
consiousness in which rationality is lost on the myst.
For analytical thinkers
this descension of consciousness can be terrifying as it is hard to
navigate in a blind
Ability to navigate reality
breaks down in those who have been overly analytic.
When rational consciousness shuts down sensory
perception becomes acute.
Historically the individuals having these
experiences have been either considered visionaires or
brain addled monsters.
the edge of rationality
next to the dream like state of
mythical consciousness lies
the Thinspace within
which you can find Wonderland.
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