Table of contents for How we reason / P.N. Johnson-Laird.

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Contents 
 1. Introduction 1 
 part I The World in Our Conscious Minds 
 2. Icons and Images 21 
 3. Models of Possibilities: From Conjuring Tricks to Disasters 38 
 part II The World in Our Unconscious Minds 
 4. Mental Architecture and the Unconscious 51 
 5. Intuitions and Unconscious Reasoning 60 
 6. Emotions as Inferences 73 
 7. Reasoning in Psychological Illnesses 89 
 part III How We Make Deductions 
 8. Only Connections 105 
 9. I'm my own Grandpa: Reasoning About Identities and Other Relations 119 
 10. Syllogisms and Reasoning about Properties 136 
 11. Isn't Everyone an Optimist? The Case of Complex Reasoning 153 
 art IV How We Make Inductions 
 12. Modulation: A Step Towards Induction 165 
 13. Knowledge and Inductions 174 
 14. Sherlock Holmes's Method: Abduction 185 
 15. The Balance of Probabilities 197 
 part V What Makes us Rational 
 16. Counterexamples 213 
 17. Truths, Lies, and the Higher Reasoning 231 
 part VI How We Develop Our Ability to Reason 
 18. On Development 247 
 19. Strategies and Cultures 262 
 20. How We can Improve our Reasoning 279 
 part VII Knowledge, Beliefs, and Problems 
 21. The Puzzles of If 295 
 22. Causes and Obligations 311 
 23. Beliefs, Heresies, and Changes in Mind 332 
 24. How we Solve Problems 350 
 part VIII Expert Reasoning in Technology, Logic, and
Science 
 25. Flying Bicycles: How the Wright Brothers Invented the
Airplane 369 
 26. Unwrapping an Enigma 387 
 27. On the Mode of the Communication of Cholera 402 
 28. How we Reason 414 
 Glossary 424
 Notes on the Chapters 431
 References 494
 Index 543
 Index 000 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Reasoning (Psychology).