In this paper, we claim that the problem of conditionals should be dealt with by carefully distinguishing between thinking conditional propositions and conditional thinking, i.e. thinking on the basis of some supposition. This distinction deserves further investigation, if we are to make sense of some old and new experimental data concerning the understanding and the assertion of conditional sentences. Here we will argue that some of these data seem to refute the mental models theory of conditional reasoning, setting the ground for a different approach to the cognitive study of conditionals.

Manfrinati, A., Giaretta, P., Cherubini, P. (2008). Conditionals and conditional thinking. MIND & SOCIETY, 7(1), 21-34 [10.1007/s11299-007-0032-8].

Conditionals and conditional thinking

MANFRINATI, ANDREA;CHERUBINI, PAOLO
2008

Abstract

In this paper, we claim that the problem of conditionals should be dealt with by carefully distinguishing between thinking conditional propositions and conditional thinking, i.e. thinking on the basis of some supposition. This distinction deserves further investigation, if we are to make sense of some old and new experimental data concerning the understanding and the assertion of conditional sentences. Here we will argue that some of these data seem to refute the mental models theory of conditional reasoning, setting the ground for a different approach to the cognitive study of conditionals.
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conditionals, reasoning, deduction, Conditional probability, Assertability, Ramsey’s test, Mental models
English
Manfrinati, A., Giaretta, P., Cherubini, P. (2008). Conditionals and conditional thinking. MIND & SOCIETY, 7(1), 21-34 [10.1007/s11299-007-0032-8].
Manfrinati, A; Giaretta, P; Cherubini, P
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