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66 Post author: Yvain 10 July 2011 05:20AM

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Comment author: Will_Newsome 10 July 2011 10:16:11AM 0 points [-]

Construal level theory is on that fringe, for example. Or as it's more commonly known, Near/Far. Unfortunately I didn't find anything in that area to be particularly compelling, but it's probably fertile ground for using Bayes to go where science can't. I vaguely remember using those tools to cast an interesting light on some aspects of moral psychology, even if the papers themselves were meh. That said I could easily have missed the best papers or best insights.