Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Author's Response

Preferring Rules to Similarity: Coherence, goals, and commitment

Emmanuel M. Pothos a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Crete, Rethymnon 74100, Greece


This response to the open peer commentary discusses what should be the appropriate explanatory scope of a rules versus similarity proposal and accordingly evaluates the Rules versus Similarity one. Additionally, coherence, goals, and commitment are presented as inferential notions, fully consistent with the Rules versus Similarity distinction, that allow us to predict when Rules would be preferred to Similarity.