This entry is part 2 of 14 in the series A model of perspective

Analogy Writing Finding the balance point Communication and perspective taking The cold gaze To be specific, here are the questions that each section trying to answer: Analogy: Why do analogies help us understand a problem we don’t understand? How to reason with analogy without making logical fallacy? Writing: How to explain a concept when the … [Read more…]

The model

This entry is part 3 of 14 in the series A model of perspective

Nomenclature: Clearness: a thing that you have no trouble in identifying, understanding and verbalizing it Fadedness: a connection that links two clearnesses in a movement, but they are subtle and you may be unable to pinpoint it, even though you know it’s there Movement: a complete line, or network, connects all the clearnesses in a … [Read more…]

Application: Writing

This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series A model of perspective

Science goes up by refuting it. After a thesis is proposed, an antithesis will come up, and then they combine together in a dialectical process to produce a synthesis. When this synthesis is registered in the memory of an expert, it becomes a thesis, and the dialectical process is not worth to remember anymore. It … [Read more…]

Application: Tea break

This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series A model of perspective

The topics below build backgrounds for the next sections, but they don’t directly use the model. They are stories to be told in tea breaks. 1 There are many advice and philosophies that advocate refuting the perceived phenomena, for example: Taoism & Buddhism: the bad equals the good; there is no need to be scared … [Read more…]

Application: Finding balance point

This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series A model of perspective

Is using phone in a meeting distracting and disrespecting the speaker, or is it because each person has a right to focus on what’s more important? Shouldn’t the speaker focus on the talk, and doesn’t the listener come there to listen? There are endless arguments like this, and both sides have their rationales. If we … [Read more…]

Application: Communication & perspective-taking

This entry is part 8 of 14 in the series A model of perspective

When two persons really really want to communicate to each other, it’s not that they don’t want to put themselves in the other’s perspective, but because whatever one says it will be distorted in the other’s ears. If it’s not distorted, then they don’t have to really really want at the first place. Let’s say … [Read more…]

Application: The cold gaze

This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series A model of perspective

Cueball is thinking about Megan. Their relationship is dysfunctional, and what she has said or done makes him either living in a fantasy or in hell. How can he help himself? In the new perspective, you are free from your emotion. You don’t have to worry about having fear, bias, heuristics, memory distortions, etc. Your … [Read more…]

Comparisons to mainstream knowledge

This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series A model of perspective

Before going to the discussion section, let’s compare the theory to contemporary ones in various fields. Cognitive psychology Depending on the context, the clearness – fadedness continuum can be described as: Model Clearness Fadedness Example Attitude Explicit attitude Implicit attitude Belief, judgement, external pressure Persuasion • Central route processing• Systematic processing • Peripheral route processing• … [Read more…]