Hard domains, biased rationalizations, and unanswered empirical questions

Stephen E. Weinberg, Jonathan M. Weinberg

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Cushman raises the intriguing possibility that rationalization accesses/constructs intuitions that are not otherwise cognitively available. However, he substantially over-reaches in arguing that rationalization is mostly right on average, based on claims that the process must have emerged adaptively. The adaptiveness of "bounded rationalization" is domain specific and is unlikely to be adaptive in a large number of important applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere54
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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