Counterexamples and the Suppression of Inferences

@inproceedings{Byrne1999CounterexamplesAT,
  title={Counterexamples and the Suppression of Inferences},
  author={Ruth M. J. Byrne},
  year={1999}
}
Reasoners resist even the valid inferences, such as If Li a met her friend then she went to a play, Lisa met her friend, therefore she went to a play, when they are given an additional condition, e.g., If Lisa had enough money then she went to a play. Four experiments test alternative accounts of this suppression effect. The first experiment shows that inferences are suppressed even when reasoners produce their own conclusions, based on the first or second conditional. The second experiment… CONTINUE READING

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