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Oaksford & Chater's theory of reasoning: High prior, lower posterior plausibility


Oberauer, Klaus (2009). Oaksford & Chater's theory of reasoning: High prior, lower posterior plausibility. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32(1):95-96.

Abstract

Oaksford & Chater (O&C) subscribe to the view that a conditional expresses a high conditional probability of the consequent, given the antecedent, but they model conditionals as expressing a dependency between antecedent and consequent. Therefore, their model is inconsistent with their theoretical commitment. The model is also inconsistent with some findings on how people interpret conditionals and how they reason from them.

Abstract

Oaksford & Chater (O&C) subscribe to the view that a conditional expresses a high conditional probability of the consequent, given the antecedent, but they model conditionals as expressing a dependency between antecedent and consequent. Therefore, their model is inconsistent with their theoretical commitment. The model is also inconsistent with some findings on how people interpret conditionals and how they reason from them.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:07 Jul 2014 12:04
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:57
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0140-525X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1017 / S0140525X09000417

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