Summary of “Concepts and Models”

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In The process Reasoning processes information using formal systems, aka mental models, that use propositions about concepts.
I have previously The cartoon of reason bridges the gap to reality by having formal and informal sides. The rational mind only sees the formal side; the subrational mind leverages both informal and formal sides.
So let’s define Anything in our conscious mind is a thought. A concept is a thought about something. This “aboutness” indirection is the formal aspect that supports reasoning,
We pragmatically Concepts are mental groupings, not physical groupings, that use generalizations to find commonalities.
Internally, a Concept have two parts, a datum and a reference to the datum called a handle.
To decompose The datum of a concept consists of subrational information that is like a statistical blend of all our experiences with the concept.
Given this The classical theory of concepts held that they subdivided into other concepts, but they don’t. Their handles are all unique, but their data is all shared. They don’t have discrete definitions, but connected ones that tie them back to every other concept.
The early Two great strategies for information management are mental association and logic. Powers of association support memory, senses, language, theory of mind (ToM) and more. These powers create building blocks for logic to use.
I have established Formalizing means dissociating form from function. Formalization idealizes ideas to simple, generalized frameworks called formal systems or mental models.
But why Generalized models enable us to recognize things and patterns of cause and effect, and to apply that knowledge to do useful things.
Having established Our formal models are richly supported but my broader informal models. Our formal skills let us construct propositions that lead to logical consequences, and our informal skills help us connect this to the real world to apply it.
So we form Logic alone (formality) is is an ivory tower — it must be contextualized and correlated (informality) to the physical world to be useful.