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Testing Rationality on Primitive Knowledge

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  • Gossner, Olivier

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    (Paris School of Economics)

  • Tsakas, Elias

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    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

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We study whether rational information processing is testable. Our main result shows that, under positive conditions, negative introspection holds if and only if it holds for primitive propositions. In particular, it is sufficient to test negative introspection on primitive propositions.

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Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 275.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 12 Oct 2007
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0275

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Keywords: Partitional possibility correspondence; negative introspection; primitive propositions;

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