Re: Common Sense
- View Source--- In artificialintelligencegroup@y..., Donald Jacques
> I would submit that common sense is less a functionHmmm...so the boy's communication skills were under-developed?
> of the knowledge itself and more of the relationships
> found in the language used to express it. In the
> example of the boy and the ice, the assumptions were
> borne in the "language" of the mother, not necessarily
> in the "concepts" she intended to convey. Without any
> experience in the language to assess the nuances of the
> relationships between the "assumed" concepts, he lacked
> the ability to formulate and recognize the "desired"
> concept of potential harm to himself.
We could also say that the boy's common sense was "over-ruled" by his
overwhelming desire to go ice skating.
Its proven to be very difficult to pin down common sense even for a
very young mind, though shallow, its still quite broad.
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