Rules and similarity - a false dichotomy

Hampton, J. A. (2005). Rules and similarity - a false dichotomy. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28(1), p. 26.

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Abstract

Unless restricted to explicitly held, sharable beliefs that control and justify a person’s behavior, the notion of a rule has little value as an explanatory concept. Similarity-based processing is a general characteristic of the mind-world interface where internal processes (including explicitly represented rules) act on the external world. The distinction between rules and similarity is therefore misconceived.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/937

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