An examination of the SEP Candidate Analogical Inference Rule within Pure Inductive Logic

Howarth, E. and Paris, J.B. and Vencovska, A. (2015) An examination of the SEP Candidate Analogical Inference Rule within Pure Inductive Logic. [MIMS Preprint]

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Abstract

Within the framework of (Unary) Pure Inductive Logic we investigate four possible formulations of a probabilistic principle of analogy based on a template considered by Paul Bartha in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and give some characterizations of the probability functions which satisfy them. In addition we investigate an alternative interpretation of analogical support, also considered by Bartha, based not on the enhancement of probability but on the creation of possibility.

Item Type: MIMS Preprint
Uncontrolled Keywords: Analogy, Pure Inductive Logic, Logical Probability, Rationality, Uncertain Reasoning
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: 11 Aug 2015
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 18:18
URI: http://eprints.maths.manchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/2361

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