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Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction

John L. Pollock

Abstract

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. Pollock’s 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 pro ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780195060133
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195060133.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John L. Pollock, author