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  1. Leaping to Conclusions: Why Premise Relevance Affects Argument Strength.Keith J. Ransom, Amy Perfors & Daniel J. Navarro - 2016 - Cognitive Science 40 (7):1775-1796.
    Everyday reasoning requires more evidence than raw data alone can provide. We explore the idea that people can go beyond this data by reasoning about how the data was sampled. This idea is investigated through an examination of premise non-monotonicity, in which adding premises to a category-based argument weakens rather than strengthens it. Relevance theories explain this phenomenon in terms of people's sensitivity to the relationships among premise items. We show that a Bayesian model of category-based induction taking premise sampling (...)
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  • Editorial.Valerie Thompson - 2012 - Thinking and Reasoning 18 (1):1-4.