Money Lovers (Poem)


How base is that basest of metals
That strives its best to become our base!
Like withering grass and falling petals
Are money-lovers wasting their days.
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Intelligence and Short-term Memory Wiring Errors: Epistemic Considerations

Let’s suppose:
1. Oscar wants to go to the airport (x) to meet John, for which he needs to take a bus A11 (a)
2. On way to the bus stop, he changes his mind and informs John that he would meet him at Plus centre (y), and intends now to take bus C98 to go there (b)
3. He gets busy talking chatting with someone else.
4. When he reaches the stop, he sees bus A11 (a) and immediately gets into it with the intention of reaching Plus centre (y) asap.
5. Only after a while does he realize that he has got into the wrong bus.

Observation: While his brain got busy in chatting, items (x) and (b) got dropped from short-term memory. On seeing the bus A11 (a), his brain immediately connected a with y. In fact, it seems the internal meaning of b was taken over by a for a moment.

This is a problem.

At that moment of memory error, belief towards action was tampered by a memory fault.


See Also:
Volitional Memory Error

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Internalism Vs Externalism (Table of Differences)

Table of Differences

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Access
Basis
Responsibility
Internalism
A person always has access to or can be aware of why (the reasons) he believes in something
One’s internal (mental) states are important justifiers of a belief
An internal sense of conformity to responsibility and duty towards truth is the justification for one’s belief
Externalism
It is not the case that a person always has access to or can be aware of the reasons or justifications for his belief
There are things other than mental states that act as justifiers of belief
Belief is justified, not by any sense of duty, but by the strength of evidential support and objectivity.


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