The Double Disjunction Task as a Coordination Problem

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Abstract

In this paper I present the double disjunction task as introduced by Johnson-Laird. This experiment is meant to show how mental model theory explains the discrepancy between logical competence and logical performance of individuals in deductive reasoning. I review the results of the task and identify three problems in the way the task is designed, that all fall under a lack of coordination between the subject and the experimenter, and an insufficient representation of the semantic/pragmatic interface. I then propose a reformulation of the task, that makes explicit the underlying semantic reasoning and emphasizes the difference of interpretation of the DDT between the experimenter and the subjects.

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  • Philosophy

Keywords

  • Logic, Cognition, Propositional Reasoning, Mental Models Theory
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Logic & Cognition Workshop at ESSLLI 2012
EditorsMickiewicz Adam
PublisherCEUR
Pages27-37
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventLogic and Cognition - Poznan (Poland)
Duration: 2012 May 172012 May 19

Conference

ConferenceLogic and Cognition
Period2012/05/172012/05/19