Tuesday, 3 Febuary 2009
Deductively Definable Logics of Induction
John D. Norton, University of Pittsburgh, HPS
12:05 pm, 817R Cathedral of Learning
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Abstract:
What if, like me, you don't think that the probability calculus is the One, True Logic of Induction? Then you want to know what other logics are possible. Here I map out a large class of inductive logics that originate in the idea that the inductive support B affords A, that is "[AB]," is defined in terms of the deductive relations among propositions. I demonstrate some very general properties for these logics. In large algebras of propositions, for example, inductive independence is generic in all of them. A nogo result forces all the logics to supplement the deductive relations among propositions with intrinsically inductive structures.
