Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction.pdf

Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction

John L. Pollock

In this book Pollock deals with the subject of probabilistic reasoning, making general philosophical sense of objective probabilities and exploring their relationship to the problem of induction. He argues that probability is fundamental not only to physical science, but to induction, epistemology, the philosophy of science and much of the reasoning relevant to artificial intelligence. Pollocks main claim is that the fundamental notion of probability is nomic--that is, it involves the notion of natural law, valid across possible worlds. The various epistemic and statistical conceptions of probability, he demonstrates, are derived from this nomic notion. He goes on to provide a theory of statistical induction, an account of computational principles allowing some probabilities to be derived from others, an account of acceptance rules, and a theory of direct inference.

the simple view again: a brief rejoinder | 293 compelling reason for preferring one of the competing inferences prima facie justified for Beauty, we should conclude that Sleeping Beauty’s epistemic situation upon awakening is also one in which direct inference is powerless to justify adoption of a definite probability and so direct inference alone cannot solve the Sleeping Beauty problem A Review of Basic Statistical Concepts

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John L. Pollock (1940 - 2009) was an American philosopher known for influential, creative work in epistemology, philosophical logic, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence.. Born John Leslie Pollock in Atchison Kansas, January 28, 1940, Pollock earned a triple-major physics, mathematics, and philosophy degree at the University of Minnesota in 1961.

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CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): (This is a slightly revised version of ÒThe theory of nomic probabilityÓ, Synthese 90 (1992), 263-300. It summarizes much of the material published in Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction, Oxford, 1990. The paper was written before the book, but appeared after it.)

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CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): (This is a slightly revised version of ÒThe theory of nomic probabilityÓ, Synthese 90 (1992), 263-300. It summarizes much of the material published in Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction, Oxford, 1990. The paper was written before the book, but appeared after it.)