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    Bayesian rationality: the probabilistic approach to human reasoning

    Oaksford, Mike and Chater, N. (2007) Bayesian rationality: the probabilistic approach to human reasoning. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198524496.

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    Book synopsis: Are people rational? This question was central to Greek thought and has been at the heart of psychology and philosophy for millennia. This book provides a radical and controversial reappraisal of conventional wisdom in the psychology of reasoning, proposing that the Western conception of the mind as a logical system is flawed at the very outset. It argues that cognition should be understood in terms of probability theory, the calculus of uncertain reasoning, rather than in terms of logic, the calculus of certain reasoning.


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
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    Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 14:18
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:26


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