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Illusory inferences with quantifiers

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The psychological study of reasoning with quantifiers has predominantly focused on inference patterns studied by Aristotle about two millennia ago. Modern logic has shown a wealth of inference patterns involving quantifiers that are far beyond the expressive power of Aristotelian syllogisms, and whose psychology should be explored. We bring to light a novel class of fallacious inference patterns, some of which are so attractive that they are tantamount to cognitive illusions. In tandem with r...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/13546783.2016.1167125

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Thinking and Reasoning Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
33-48
Publication date:
2016-04-14
Acceptance date:
2016-03-11
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EISSN:
1464-0708
ISSN:
1354-6783
URN:
uuid:3c4c1497-020e-4374-9b3b-97003eb46b02
Source identifiers:
618210
Local pid:
pubs:618210
Paper number:
1
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