BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Probabilities, causation, and logic programming in conditional reasoning: reply to Stenning and Van Lambalgen (2016)

    Oaksford, Michael and Chater, N. (2016) Probabilities, causation, and logic programming in conditional reasoning: reply to Stenning and Van Lambalgen (2016). Thinking & Reasoning 22 (3), pp. 336-354. ISSN 1354-6783.

    [img]
    Preview
    Text
    15613.pdf - Author's Accepted Manuscript

    Download (520kB) | Preview

    Abstract

    Oaksford and Chater (2014, Thinking and Reasoning, 20, 269–295) critiqued the logic programming (LP) approach to nonmonotonicity and proposed that a Bayesian probabilistic approach to conditional reasoning provided a more empirically adequate theory. The current paper is a reply to Stenning and van Lambalgen's rejoinder to this earlier paper entitled ‘Logic programming, probability, and two-system accounts of reasoning: a rejoinder to Oaksford and Chater’ (2016) in Thinking and Reasoning. It is argued that causation is basic in human cognition and that explaining how abnormality lists are created in LP requires causal models. Each specific rejoinder to the original critique is then addressed. While many areas of agreement are identified, with respect to the key differences, it is concluded the current evidence favours the Bayesian approach, at least for the moment.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Probability, causation, logical programming, causal Bayes nets
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 13:45
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 19:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15613

    Statistics

    Downloads
    Activity Overview
    141Downloads
    154Hits

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item