"He's sure got a lotta gall to be so useless and all. Muttering small talk at the wall while I'm in the hall." As I listened to the song a link to the upcoming conference emerged. Dylan was reminding us that if we really want to explain, predict, or change the world, our ideas must be rooted in real human experience. I did not ask Professor Callen whether he had the Dylan song in mind when he wrote the title for his conference. It doesn't matter. He created and facilitated a conversation that never lost sight of the fact that any useful "vision of rationality" must consider how real people form beliefs. In fact, the entire conference focused on the nature and extent of this connection.
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