The mental model theory of conditionals: A reply to guy politzer

Topoi 28 (1):75-80 (2009)
This paper replies to Politzer’s ( 2007 ) criticisms of the mental model theory of conditionals. It argues that the theory provides a correct account of negation of conditionals, that it does not provide a truth-functional account of their meaning, though it predicts that certain interpretations of conditionals yield acceptable versions of the ‘paradoxes’ of material implication, and that it postulates three main strategies for estimating the probabilities of conditionals.
Keywords Human reasoning  Conditionals  Mental models  Probabilistic reasoning
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DOI 10.1007/s11245-008-9049-9
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How We Reason.Philip Johnson-Laird - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
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