The Illusionary Comfort of a Warm Normative Theory
|Title:||The Illusionary Comfort of a Warm Normative Theory||Authors:||Keane, Mark T.||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9189||Date:||24-Nov-2017||Abstract:||One of the most common tactics in Cognitive Science is the wholesale adoption of anexisting normative account as a theoretical basis for understanding some aspect ofhuman cognition or, indeed, as a yardstick for correct behaviour (see e.g., Eysenck & Keane, 1995, 2015). Research on the psychology of deduction (Johnson-Laird, 1999;Johnson-Laird & Byrne, 1991; Evans, Newstead & Byrne, 1993; Oaksford & Chater,1998, 2007) has some of the most well-known examples of this tactic, where logicismhas argued that human thinking (1) reflects some internalized form of extensional,classical logic and (2) should be measured against classical logic as a normativesystem (Elquyam & Evans, 2011, pp. 234). Similarly, Oaksford & Chater (2007)advance Bayesian probability theory as a normative account of human rationality,though many disagree (Jones & Love, 2011; Bowers & Davis, 2012).||Funding Details:||Science Foundation Ireland||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Publisher:||Cognition, Language and Perception Research Group||Keywords:||Cognition;Normativity||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Conference Details:||Workshop on the Philosophy of Cognitive Science (WPCS 2017), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 22-24 November 2017|
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