PLS200STUDYQUESTIONS_6_7

PLS200STUDYQUESTIONS_6_7 - PLS 200 Study Questions &...

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Class #6: Observation and Perception 1. What is the user illusion? 2. Using Einstein’s observation that “the whole of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking”, comment on how perception, consciousness, and the tree of talking lead to theory dependent observation, backward tracing problem, equivocality, and the logical problem of affirming the consequent. 3. Given the following diagram of the functional model of perception, provide a short – but complete – description of the process of perception 4. According to Bechtel, what does it mean to say that observation is theory dependent? 5. Describe the correspondence theory of truth. 6. Using the concepts of theory dependent observation and correspondence theory of truth, comment on the insights contained in the following quotation from William James: “The mind works on the data it receives very much like a sculptor works on his block of stone. . . other sculptors, other statues from the
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