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    Quantum probability, intuition, and human rationality

    Oaksford, Mike (2013) Quantum probability, intuition, and human rationality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (03), p. 303. ISSN 0140-525X.

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    This comment suggests that Pothos & Busmeyer (P&B) do not provide an intuitive rational foundation for quantum probability (QP) theory to parallel standard logic and classical probability (CP) theory. In particular, the intuitive foundation for standard logic, which underpins CP, is the elimination of contradictions – that is, believing p and not-p is bad. Quantum logic, which underpins QP, explicitly denies non-contradiction, which seems deeply counterintuitive for the macroscopic world about which people must reason. I propose a possible resolution in situation theory.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2015 14:57
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:20


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