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Can the inherence heuristic explain vitalistic reasoning?

  • Brock Bastian (a1)

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.

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Can the inherence heuristic explain vitalistic reasoning?

  • Brock Bastian (a1)

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