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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 18 (18/02/11) *Missed last class… How we organize Knowledge- Similarities (left off last class…) o Saw its possible to show that people in a passive manner organize knowledge evn if they don’t necessarily hav a conscious scheme that they use in doing so o Ask a neutral question within particular domain… which entities are closer to each other… we then get a representation which we can analyze- How diseases are related to each other- One of the axes is “Seriousness” and the other is about “Assumed Contagiousness”- This is relevant b.c if you ask the same questions to which diseases are related to each other, you’d get in toher settings a completely different organization - Ex. There are many societies where the classification of diseases deals not with contagion but with hot and cold – some diseases are considered to be hot or cold… the remedy is usually the opposite (this serves as another mode of classification)- When dealing with complex arrays of things with many elements – the way in which they are put together may be relatively simple o In this respect we know what people know not only in terms of what notions they have but how they package various notions together - Another way in which can organize things based on similarities is in terms of oppositions o Ex. See slides… black/white, night/dark, death/life, woman/man etc- Oppositions can also be linked to each other ex. Left and right operating west and ex....
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- Spring '08