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Logic and Uncertainty in the Human Mind

by Shira (De Montfort University, UK) Elqayam

Logic and Uncertainty in the Human Mind Synopsis

David E. Over is a leading cognitive scientist and, with his firm grounding in philosophical logic, he also exerts a powerful influence on the psychology of reasoning. He is responsible for not only a large body of empirical work and accompanying theory, but for advancing a major shift in thinking about reasoning, commonly known as the 'new paradigm' in the psychology of human reasoning. Over's signature mix of philosophical logic and experimental psychology has inspired generations of researchers, psychologists, and philosophers alike over more than a quarter of a century. The chapters in this volume, written by a leading group of contributors including a number who helped shape the psychology of reasoning as we know it today, each take their starting point from the key themes of Over's ground-breaking work. The essays in this collection explore a wide range of central topics-such as rationality, bias, dual processes, and dual systems-as well as contemporary psychological and philosophical theories of conditionals. It concludes with an engaging new chapter, authored by David E. Over himself, which details and analyses the new paradigm psychology of reasoning. This book is therefore important reading for scholars, researchers, and advanced students in psychology, philosophy, and the cognitive sciences, including those who are not familiar with Over's thought already.

Logic and Uncertainty in the Human Mind Press Reviews

David Over is renowned for his fruitful application of his skills in logic to questions about the psychology of reasoning and the meaning of conditionals. This book gives well-deserved recognition to his achievements. Timothy Williamson, University of Oxford, UK You hold in your hands a book to honour Professor David Over. His extraordinary career - from philosopher to cognitive psychologist - reflects his passion to understand how humans reason. As its varied and striking contents make clear, the honour is more than merited. P.N. Johnson-Laird, Princeton University, USA This is an erudite volume in honour of an erudite and generous scholar. Philosophically informed psychology was pioneered by David Over, and the contributors collected here provide a fitting tribute by extending his legacy in the multiple problem areas where he made major contributions. Keith E. Stanovich, University of Toronto, Canada

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138084063
Publication date: 25th June 2020
Author: Shira (De Montfort University, UK) Elqayam
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 274 pages
Categories: Intelligence & reasoning, Philosophy: logic, Neurosciences,

About Shira (De Montfort University, UK) Elqayam

Shira Elqayam is Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science at De Montfort University. Her research interests are in reasoning and rationality, with emphasis on normative thinking and rationality in context. Her work is interdisciplinary with many insights inspired by language and philosophy. Igor Douven is a philosopher and cognitive scientist. He is currently Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (INSHS). His main research interests are in concepts, conditionals, and rationality. Jonathan St. B. T. Evans is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Plymouth. He is best known for his work on conditionals and ...

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