Reeling and A-Reasoning: Surprise Examinations and Newcomb's Tale
Cave (Peter)
Source: Philosophy - 79, Oct2004, Issue 310, p609-616, 8p
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  1. Studies that the paradoxical puzzles are equivocate between a metaphorical reasoning and literal reasoning.
  2. Manifestation of the Newcomb's tale and the Surprise Examination versions in the contradictory demands;
  3. Emphasis on inferences as processes conducted by people;
  4. Constraints on inference with the demand for validity and soundness.

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