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Agency, argument structure, and causal inference

  • Alice G. B. ter Meulen (a1)

Logically, weighting is transitive, but similarity is not, so clustering cannot be either. Entailments must help a child to review attribute lists more efficiently. Children's understanding of exceptions to generic claims precedes their ability to articulate explanations. So agency, as enabling constraint, may show coherent covariation with attributes, as mere extensional, observable effect of intensional entailments.

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H. Kamp & U. Reyle (1993) From discourse to logic. Kluwer.

A. Lascarides & N. Asher (1993) Temporal interpretation, discourse relations and commonsense entailment. Linguistics and Philosophy 16(5):437–93.

J. van Benthem , & A. ter Meulen (1997) Handbook of logic and language. Elsevier/North-Holland/MIT Press.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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