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Causal models : how people think about the world and its alternatives

Author: Steven A Sloman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a discussion about how people think, talk, learn, and explain things in causal terms in terms of action and manipulation. Sloman also reviews the role of causality, causal models,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sloman, Steven A.
Causal models.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)57530485
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven A Sloman
ISBN: 0195183118 9780195183115
OCLC Number: 123130797
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 212 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Agency and the role of causation in mental life --
The information is in the invariants --
What is a cause? --
Causal models --
Observation versus action --
Reasoning about causation --
Decision making via causal consequences --
The psychology of judgment : causality is pervasive --
Causality and conceptual structure --
Categorical induction --
Locating causal structure in language --
Causal learning --
Causation in the mind.
Responsibility: Steven Sloman.

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