Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (1):86-87 (2009)

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David Danks
Carnegie Mellon University
Frederick Eberhardt
California Institute of Technology
Abstract
Oaksford & Chater (O&C) aim to provide teleological explanations of behavior by giving an appropriate normative standard: Bayesian inference. We argue that there is no uncontroversial independent justification for the normativity of Bayesian inference, and that O&C fail to satisfy a necessary condition for teleological explanations: demonstration that the normative prescription played a causal role in the behavior's existence
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