PP-2019-12: The Logic of Fast and Slow Thinking

PP-2019-12: Solaki, Anthia and Berto, Francesco and Smets, Sonja (2019) The Logic of Fast and Slow Thinking. [Pre-print] (In Press)

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We present a framework for epistemic logic, modeling the logical aspects of System 1 (“fast”) and System 2 (“slow”) cognitive processes, as per dual process theories of reasoning. The framework combines non-normal worlds semantics with the techniques of Dynamic Epistemic
Logic. It models non-logically-omniscient, but moderately rational agents: their System 1 makes fast sense of incoming information by integrating it on the basis of their background knowledge and beliefs. Their System 2 allows them to slowly, step-wise unpack some of
the logical consequences of such knowledge and beliefs, by paying a cognitive cost. The framework is applied to three instances of limited rationality, widely discussed in cognitive psychology: Stereotypical Thinking, the Framing Effect, and the Anchoring Effect.

Item Type: Pre-print
Report Nr: PP-2019-12
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2019
Subjects: Cognition
Depositing User: asolaki1
Date Deposited: 05 May 2019 10:53
Last Modified: 05 May 2019 10:53
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/1679

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