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Bayesian rationality the probabilistic approach to human reasoning by M. Oaksford

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • Reasoning (Psychology),
  • Practical reason

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMike Oaksford, Nick Chater.
ContributionsChater, Nick.
LC ClassificationsBF442 .O22 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17558396M
ISBN 109780198524502, 9780198524496
LC Control Number2006103215

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