Harald Bastiaanse

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The issue of why there are round numbers has generally been analyzed using angles dealing with a variety of psychological and practical/strategic considerations (eg Dehaene and Mehler (1992), Wilson and Sperber (2002)). Expanding on a point made by Krifka (2007, p7-8), this paper uses elementary techniques from Bayesian statistics and game theory to reveal(More)
This paper provides a principled answer to the question of how to deal with conflicting default rules. It does so in two ways: semantically within a circumscriptive theory, and syntactically by supplying an algorithm for inheritance networks. Arguments that can be expressed in both frameworks are valid on the circumscriptive account if and only if the(More)
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