Why Models Rather Than Rules Give a Better Account of Prepositional Reasoning : A Reply to Bonatti and to

  • Braine O'Brien, Yang P. N. Johnson-Laird, Ruth M. J. Byrne, Braine Walter Schaeken O'Brien
  • Published 1995


O'Brien, Braine, and Yang argue that the mental model theory of prepositional reasoning is easy to refute, and they report 3 experiments that they believe falsify the theory. In contrast, Bonatti argues that the model theory is too flexible to be falsified. We show that O'Brien et al.'s experiments do not refute the model theory and that Bonatti's claims… (More)


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