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Logic and language in causal explanation

Denis J. Hilton

in Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Debate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524021
eISBN:
9780191689093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers the causal explanation as a conversational practice, and draws on the account of verbal communication in terms of a ‘co-operative principle’ and of ‘maxims of conversation’. It ... More


The Entrenchment of Generalizations

FREDERICK SCHAUER

in Playing by the Rules: A Philosophical Examination of Rule-Based Decision-Making in Law and in Life

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258315
eISBN:
9780191681844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258315.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the distinction between conservational and entrenchment models of generalization in relation to rules and decision making. The result indicates that under- and over-inclusive ... More


Storytelling as Intimation: The Model Defended and Refined

G. R. F. Ferrari

in The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798422
eISBN:
9780191840487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798422.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

The chapter argues against a ‘conversational’ model of the relation between storyteller and audience, on the grounds that it puts the storyteller at too little distance from the audience. Although ... More


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