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Mental probability logic

  • Niki Pfeifer (a1) and Gernot D. Kleiter (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 February 2009

We discuss Oaksford & Chater's (O&C's) probabilistic approach from a probability logical point of view. Specifically, we comment on subjective probability, the indispensability of logic, the Ramsey test, the consequence relation, human nonmonotonic reasoning, intervals, generalized quantifiers, and rational analysis.

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