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Illusory inferences in a question-based theory of reasoning

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The erotetic, or question-based, theory of reasoning has been developed from an account of utterance interpretation but moves beyond interpretation to a general account of human reasoning with multiple premises that covers both ideal valid reasoning as well as fallacious reasoning. The core idea of the erotetic theory of reasoning is that reasoners treat premises as questions and maximally strong answers, which can be made mathematically precise using tools from philosophy and linguistics. We...

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Not peer reviewed

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10.1163/9789004365445_011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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Brill
Host title:
Pragmatics, Truth and Underspecification: Towards an Atlas of Meaning
Pages:
300-322
Publication date:
2018-07-05
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ISSN:
1472-7870
ISBN:
9789004341999
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pubs:661549
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uuid:23072843-1bcd-426d-8bc7-64d1514644f8
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pubs:661549
Source identifiers:
661549
Deposit date:
2016-11-24

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