Pragmatic reasoning schemas.

  title={Pragmatic reasoning schemas.},
  author={Patricia W. Cheng and Keith J. Holyoak},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  volume={17 4},
We propose that people typically reason about realistic situations using neither content-free syntactic inference rules nor representations of specific experiences. Rather, people reason using knowledge structures that we term pragmatic reasoning schemas, which are generalized sets of rules defined in relation to classes of goals. Three experiments examined the impact of a “permission schema” on deductive reasoning. Experiment 1 demonstrated that by evoking the permission schema it is possible… CONTINUE READING
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