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Propositional learning is a useful research heuristic but it is not a theoretical algorithm

  • A. G. Baker (a1), Irina Baetu (a1) and Robin A. Murphy (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 April 2009

Mitchell et al.'s claim, that their propositional theory is a single-process theory, is illusory because they relegate some learning to a secondary memory process. This renders the single-process theory untestable. The propositional account is not a process theory of learning, but rather, a heuristic that has led to interesting research.

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