1. Jean–Baptiste van der Henst, Laure Carles & Dan Sperber (2002). Truthfulness and Relevance in Telling the Time. Mind and Language 17 (5):457–466.
    Someone asked ‘What time is it?' when her watch reads 3:08 is likely to answer ‘It is 3:10.' We argue that a fundamental factor that explains such rounding is a psychological disposition to give an answer that, while not necessarily strictly truthful or accurate, is an optimally relevant one (in the sense of relevance theory) i.e. an answer from which hearers can derive the consequences they care about with minimal effort. A rounded answer is easier to process and may carry (...)
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  2. Laure Carles (2001). Belief Revision 1 Thinking and Reasoning, 2001, 7, 217 234 Belief Revision and Uncertain Reasoning Guy Politzer CNRS, SaintDenis. [REVIEW] Thinking and Reasoning 7:217-234.
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  3. Guy Politzer & Laure Carles (2001). Belief Revision and Uncertain Reasoning. Thinking and Reasoning 7 (3):217 – 234.
    When a new piece of information contradicts a currently held belief, one has to modify the set of beliefs in order to restore its consistency. In the case where it is necessary to give up a belief, some of them are less likely to be abandoned than others. The concept of epistemic entrenchment is used by some AI approaches to explain this fact based on formal properties of the belief set (e.g., transitivity). Two experiments were designed to test the hypothesis (...)
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