Presenter Information

Imani BeverlyFollow

Location

Room 210

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Other

Open to anyone with a curious mind, not necessarily for just one group of people

Abstract

Often we experience a “change of mind” on some issue for which, at the time it was made, we are certain of its correctness. The central question we investigate in this presentation is: What valid reasons can be made for a “change of mind”? For example, scientific progress is made because older theories are replaced by better theories with the major reason being new evaluations and analyses of data and methodologies. We examine and discuss a broad range of issues for which a “change of mind” provides useful insights on the relevant topics. Examples include the interpretation and appreciation of modern art, selecting a queue when multi-possibilities exist, the Monty-Hall problem, and forgiveness for past deeds. Our primary tool for this study is the application of the concept of the “Rashomon effect”.

Presentation Description

Lecture with powerpoint

Session Goals

Encourage curiosity

Session Objectives

Create more understanding of finding stability in a changing world

Keywords

change, Rashomon Effect, multiverse, change of mind

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 4:40 PM Sep 28th, 5:00 PM

The Reasons for a (Sometimes) Change of Mind

Room 210

Often we experience a “change of mind” on some issue for which, at the time it was made, we are certain of its correctness. The central question we investigate in this presentation is: What valid reasons can be made for a “change of mind”? For example, scientific progress is made because older theories are replaced by better theories with the major reason being new evaluations and analyses of data and methodologies. We examine and discuss a broad range of issues for which a “change of mind” provides useful insights on the relevant topics. Examples include the interpretation and appreciation of modern art, selecting a queue when multi-possibilities exist, the Monty-Hall problem, and forgiveness for past deeds. Our primary tool for this study is the application of the concept of the “Rashomon effect”.