Précis of Bayesian Rationality: The Probabilistic Approach to Human Reasoning

  title={Pr{\'e}cis of Bayesian Rationality: The Probabilistic Approach to Human Reasoning},
  author={Mike Oaksford and Nick Chater},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={69 - 84}
Abstract According to Aristotle, humans are the rational animal. The borderline between rationality and irrationality is fundamental to many aspects of human life including the law, mental health, and language interpretation. But what is it to be rational? One answer, deeply embedded in the Western intellectual tradition since ancient Greece, is that rationality concerns reasoning according to the rules of logic – the formal theory that specifies the inferential connections that hold with… 

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