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Mental Logic.

Author: Martin Braine; David P O'Brien
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the past decade, the question of whether there is a mental logic has become subject to considerable debate. There have been attacks by critics who believe that all reasoning uses mental models and return attacks on mental-models theory. This controve.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Braine; David P O'Brien
ISBN: 9781410603005 1410603008
OCLC Number: 609851545
Description: 1 online resource (490 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; 1 Introduction: Some Background to the Mental-Logic Theory and to the Book; 2 Why It Took So Long to Bake the Mental-Logic Cake: Historical Analysis of the Recipe and Its Ingredients; 3 Mental Logic and Irrationality: We Can Put a Man on the Moon, So Why Can't We Solve Those Logical Reasoning Problems?; 4 How to Investigate Mental Logic and the Syntax of Though; 5 Logical Inferences and Comprehension: How Mental-Logic and Text-Processing Theories Need Each Other; 6 The Theory of Mental-Propositional Logic: Description and Illustration. 7 Evidence for the Theory: Predicting the Difficulty of Propositional Logic Inference Problems8 Further Evidence for the Theory: Predicting Intermediate and Multiple Conclusions in Propositional Logic Inference Problems; 9 A Theory of If: A Lexical Entry, Reasoning Program, and Pragmatic Principles; 10 Conditional Reasoning: The Logic of Supposition and Children's Understanding of Pretense; 11 Steps Toward a Mental-Predicate.
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Over the past decade, the question of whether there is a mental logic has become subject to considerable debate. There have been attacks by critics who believe that all reasoning uses mental models and return attacks on mental-models theory. This controve.

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