Article

Journal of Philosophical Logic

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 43-75

First online:

Some Observations on Induction in Predicate Probabilistic Reasoning

  • M. J. HillAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics, University of Manchester
  • , J. B. ParisAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics, University of Manchester
  • , G. M. WilmersAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics, University of Manchester

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Abstract

We consider the desirability, or otherwise, of various forms of induction in the light of certain principles and inductive methods within predicate uncertain reasoning. Our general conclusion is that there remain conflicts within the area whose resolution will require a deeper understanding of the fundamental relationship between individuals and properties.

induction inductive methods probabilistic reasoning uncertain reasoning