Wason Task(s) and the Paradox of Confirmation

Philosophical Perspectives 24 (1):207-241 (2010)
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Branden Fitelson
Northeastern University
James Hawthorne
University of Oklahoma
Abstract
The (recent, Bayesian) cognitive science literature on The Wason Task (WT) has been modeled largely after the (not-so-recent, Bayesian) philosophy of science literature on The Paradox of Confirmation (POC). In this paper, we apply some insights from more recent Bayesian approaches to the (POC) to analogous models of (WT). This involves, first, retracing the history of the (POC), and, then, reexamining the (WT) with these historico-philosophical insights in mind.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1520-8583.2010.00191.x
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