Probability Logic

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Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 113)

Abstract

A valid argument, via any of the deductive logics above, is considered sound because it is allegedly truth preserving. However, the limited scope of the syntax of these logics does not cover the wide variety and expressiveness of natural language sentences. For instance, none of them is adequate to infer a conclusion from the following premises:
  • 30% of patients with coronary heart disease suffer myocardial infarction;

  • Elroy Fox has coronary heart disease.

Keywords

Coronary Heart Disease Conditional Probability Sample Space Subjective Probability Event Algebra 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theory of Medicine DepartmentUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany

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