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“Nonmonotonic” does not mean “probabilistic”

  • Keith Stenning (a1) and Michiel van Lambalgen (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 February 2009

Oaksford & Chater (O&C) advocate Bayesian probability as a way to deal formally with the pervasive nonmonotonicity of common sense reasoning. We show that some forms of nonmonotonicity cannot be treated by Bayesian methods.

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R. M. J Byrne . (1989) Suppressing valid inferences with conditionals. Cognition 31:6183.

M. Oaksford & N Chater . (2007) Bayesian rationality: The probabilistic approach to human reasoning. Oxford University Press.

K. Stenning & M van Lambalgen . (2005) Semantic interpretation as reasoning in non-monotonic logic: The real meaning of the suppression task. Cognitive Science 29(6):919–60.

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