Does this writing say " we need to conceive of something to realize and believe whether it exists or not"?
Psychologist Daniel Gilbert says that our brains must believe something in order to process it, if only for a split second(아주 짧은 시간). ‘비록 -일지라도’의 의미로 사용 됨.
Imagine I tell you to think of pink elephants. You obviously know that pink elephants don't actually exist. O.C
But when you read the phrase, you just for a moment had to picture a pink elephant in your head.
In order to realize that it couldn't exist, you had to believe for a second that it did exist. We understand and believe in the same instant.
Benedict de Spinoza was the first to conceive of this necessity of acceptance for comprehension, and, writing a hundred years before Gilbert, William James explained the principle as "All propositions, whether attributive or existential, are believed through the very fact of being conceived."
(Only after the conception) do we effortfully engage in disbelieving something - and, as Gilbert points out, that part of the process can be far from automatic.