A theory of utility conditionals: Paralogical reasoning from decision-theoretic leakage.

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Many "if p, then q" conditionals have decision-theoretic features, such as antecedents or consequents that relate to the utility functions of various agents. These decision-theoretic features leak into reasoning processes, resulting in various paralogical conclusions. The theory of utility conditionals offers a unified account of the various forms that this… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0017186

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@article{Bonnefon2009ATO, title={A theory of utility conditionals: Paralogical reasoning from decision-theoretic leakage.}, author={Jean-François Bonnefon}, journal={Psychological review}, year={2009}, volume={116 4}, pages={888-907} }