Can the inherence heuristic explain vitalistic reasoning?

Bastian, Brock (2014) Can the inherence heuristic explain vitalistic reasoning?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37 5: 482-483. doi:10.1017/S0140525X13003658

Author Bastian, Brock
Title Can the inherence heuristic explain vitalistic reasoning?
Journal name Behavioral and Brain Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0140-525X
Publication date 2014-10
Year available 2014
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1017/S0140525X13003658
Open Access Status
Volume 37
Issue 5
Start page 482
End page 483
Total pages 2
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Inherence is an important component of psychological essentialism. By drawing on vitalism as a way in which to explain this link, however, the authors appear to conflate causal explanations based on fixed features with those based on general causal forces. The disjuncture between these two types of explanatory principles highlights potential new avenues for the inherence heuristic.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
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