Alief in Action (and Reaction)

Mind and Language 23 (5):552--585 (2008)
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Tamar Gendler
Yale University
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I introduce and argue for the importance of a cognitive state that I call alief. An alief is, to a reasonable approximation, an innate or habitual propensity to respond to an apparent stimulus in a particular way. Recognizing the role that alief plays in our cognitive repertoire provides a framework for understanding reactions that are governed by nonconscious or automatic mechanisms, which in turn brings into proper relief the role played by reactions that are subject to conscious regulation and deliberate control.
Keywords Belief   Imagination
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2008.00352.x
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