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Bayesian rationality : the probabilistic approach to human reasoning

Author: M Oaksford; Nick Chater
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford cognitive science series.
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Suggesting that the Western conception of the mind as a logical system is flawed, this work re-appraises the conventional wisdom in the psychology of reasoning. It argues that cognition should be  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oaksford, M. (Mike)
Bayesian rationality.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608375655
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Oaksford; Nick Chater
ISBN: 0198524501 9780198524502 0198524498 9780198524496
OCLC Number: 77520743
Description: x, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Logic and the Western conception of mind ; 2. Rationality and rational analysis ; 3. Reasoning in the the real world: how much deduction is there? ; 4. The probabilistic turn ; 5. Does the exception prove the rule? How people reason with conditionals ; 6. Being economical with the evidence: collecting data and testing hypotheses ; 7. An uncertain quantity: how people reason with syllogisms ; 8. The rational analysis of mind: a dialogue
Series Title: Oxford cognitive science series.
Responsibility: Mike Oaksford, Nick Chater.
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Oaksford and Chater make a very strong case in favour of a probabilistic view of human reasoning. This publication in therefore highly recommended to any cognitive psychologists, and particularly to Read more...

 
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