The Twin Continua of Inductive Methods

Paris, J.B. and Vencovska, A. (2015) The Twin Continua of Inductive Methods. In: Logic without Borders. Ontos Mathematical Logic, Volume . De Gruyter, Germany, pp. 355-366. ISBN 978-1-61451-772-6

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Abstract

After dominating the subject of Inductive Logic for over 50 years Carnap's Continuum of Inductive Methods has in the past decade had its monopoly challenged by a second continuum of inductive methods, the NP-Continuum, which is also based on arguably rational principles. Does this mean there are (at least) two distinct notions of rational or logical probability? We describe the bases and key properties of both continua.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Uncertain Reasoning, Inductive Logic, Logical Probability, Carnap's Continuum, NP-Continuum
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 03 Mathematical logic and foundations
MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 60 Probability theory and stochastic processes
Depositing User: Professor Jeff Paris
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2015
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:13
URI: http://eprints.maths.manchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/2358

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