Inductive reasoning experimental, developmental, and computational approaches

Without inductive reasoning, we couldn't generalize from one instance to another, derive scientific hypotheses, or predict that the sun will rise again tomorrow morning. Despite the widespread nature of inductive reasoning, books on this topic are rare. Indeed, this is the first book on the psy...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Feeney, Aidan (Editor), Heit, Evan (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2007
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Preface / Aidan Feeney and Evan Heit
  • What is induction and why study it? / Evan Heit
  • The development of inductive reasoning / Brett K. Hayes
  • Interpreting asymmetries of projection in children's inductive reasoning / Douglas l. Medin and Sandra Waxman
  • Property generalization as causal reasoning / Bob Rehder
  • Availability in category-based induction / Patrick Shafto, John D. Coley and Anna Vitkin
  • From similarity to chance sergey blok / Daniel Osherson and Douglas L. Medin
  • Theory-based bayesian models of inductive reasoning / Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Charles Spence & Patrick Shafto
  • Use of single or multiple categories in category-based induction / Gregory L. Murphy and Brian H. Ross
  • Abductive inference : from philosophical analysis to neural mechanisms / Paul Thagard
  • Mathematical induction and induction in mathematics / Lance J. Rips and Jennifer Asmuth
  • Induction, deduction and argument strength in human reasoning and argumentation / Mike Oaksford and Ulrike Hahn
  • Individual differences, dual processes, and induction / Aidan Feeney
  • Taxonomising induction / Steven Sloman