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You get help if you enlist the assistance of your neighbours. You alert the driver if you shout for help. The driver will stop the train immediately if the driver is alerted to an emergency and any part of the train is in a station. The driver will stop the train at the next station if the driver is alerted to an emergency and not any part of the train is in a station. You alert the driver if you press the alarm signal button. There is a fifty pound penalty if you press the alarm signal button and you do so improperly.

Unfortunately, in many psychological experiments with similar reasoning tasks, most people fail to make this correct inference. If you were to make the same mistake in this version of the selection task, the failure could be disastrous, because Susan could be a terrorist carrying a bomb in a rucksack on her back. Not so good. According to classical logic, those are the only cases that matter. It is not necessary to check Mary, because the conditional does not state that carrying a rucksack on the back is the only condition under which the letter A is stuck to a person’s front.

But another part of the problem is that it fails to address a number of issues that are important in human thinking and behaviour. These issues include the need: * * * * * to distinguish between goals and beliefs to be open to changes in the world to combine thinking about actions with deciding what to do to combine thinking and deciding with actually performing actions to reason by default and with rules and exceptions. We will see how Computational Logic addresses these issues in the following chapters.

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