True to the power of one? Cognition, argument, and reasoning

Drew Michael Khlentzos*, Bruce Stevenson

*Corresponding author for this work

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While impressed by much of what Mercier & Sperber (M&S) offer through their argumentative hypothesis, we question whether the specific competencies entailed in each system are adequate. In particular, whether system 2 might not require independent reasoning capabilities. We explore the adequacy of the explanations offered for confirmation bias and the Wason selection task.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-83
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


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