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Inductive Logic from the Point of View of Acceptance

A Framework for Inductive Logic

Inductive Inquiry via Theory Revision

Advanced Topics in Inductive Logic

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Eric Martin
Univ. New South Wales

Daniel Osherson


Last modified: 01/04/02

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Inductive Logic is the study of belief allocation and hypothesis selection. Belief allocation is analyzed within the theory of probability, particularly, its “subjective” variant. Hypothesis selection is the focus of the theory of scientific discovery (often called “formal learning theory”). Subjective probability is much better developed than the theory of scientific discovery, and has many more applications. The latter topic has been slowly developing, however, since pioneering studies in the 1960's. (For more on subjective probability, try the site Probabilistic Thinking.)

The purpose of the present website is to provide links to current studies in the theory of scientific discovery. Our own theory is elaborated in four papers accessible in pdf format through the links on the left.

On the next page of this web site we indicate the content of the four papers. We then make some observations about the essays' format. Links to the work of other scholars appear on the last page.


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