Formal inferences and their relationships to knowledge acquisition: mental models and semantic links

Miguel López Astorga, Leyla Danae Torres-Bravo
2020 Principia: An International Journal of Epistemology  
The mental model theory is an approach with clear psychological, linguistic, and cognitive consequences. This paper delves into some of the epistemological conclusions that can be drawn from it. In particular, it addresses the process why knowledge acquisition can modify the inferences people tend to make. That process is described by means of an example based on a well-known logical schema related to the conditional: Modus Tollendo Tollens.
doi:10.5007/1808-1711.2020v24n2p325 fatcat:sqfcprknwrcvxib7ujwpgon3te