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Thinking on Thinking: The Elementary forms of Mental Life Neutrosophical representation as enabling cognitive heuristics

Authors Names :   Philippe Schweizer   1 *  

1  Affiliation :  Independent researcher, Switzerland

    Email :  flippe2@gmail.com

Doi   :  10.5281/zenodo.3728209

Abstract :

Beyond the predominant paradigm of an essentially rational human cognition, based on the classical binary logic, we want to propose some reflections that are organized around the intuition that the representations we have of the world are weighted with appreciations, for example affective ones. resulting from our integration into a social environment. We see these connotations as essentially ternary in nature, depending on the concepts underlying neutrosophy: either positive, negative or neutral. This form of representation would then influence the very nature of the cognitive process, which in complex real-world situations, has to deal with problems of a combinatorial nature leading to a number of cases too large for our abilities. Forced to proceed by shortcuts on the basis of heuristics, cognition would use these assessments of the representations it manipulates to decide whether partial solutions are attractive for solving the problem or on the contrary are judged negative and are then quickly rejected. There is still the case of a neutral weighting that allows processing to continue. Thus a neutrosophical conception of our representations of the world explains how our cognition functions in its treatment of combinatorial problems in the form of producing processing accelerating heuristics, both in terms of partial solutions selection and processing optimization.

Keywords :

Cognition , heuristics , neutrosophy , value judgment , sentiment

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