PhilSci Archive

The Laplace-Jaynes approach to induction

Porta Mana, P. G. L. and Månsson, A. and Björk, G. (2007) The Laplace-Jaynes approach to induction. [Preprint]

WarningThere is a more recent version of this item available.

Download (370kB)


An approach to induction is presented, based on the idea of analysing the context of a given problem into `circumstances'. This approach, fully Bayesian in form and meaning, provides a complement or in some cases an alternative to that based on de Finetti's representation theorem and on the notion of infinite exchangeability. In particular, it gives an alternative interpretation of those formulae that apparently involve `unknown probabilities' or `propensities'. Various advantages and applications of the presented approach are discussed, especially in comparison to that based on exchangeability. Generalisations are also discussed.

Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Preprint
Porta Mana, P. G. L.
Månsson, A.
Björk, G.
Keywords: iduction, probability theory, de Finetti's theorem, exchangeability
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Depositing User: P G L Porta Mana
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:15
Item ID: 3235

Available Versions of this Item

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item