for entering our Inductive Logic website
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
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.