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Can logic be combined with probability? Probably

Howson, Colin (2009) Can logic be combined with probability? Probably. Journal of Applied Logic, 7 (2). pp. 177-187. ISSN 1570-8683

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jal.2007.11.003


In the nineteen sixties seminal work was done by Gaifman and then Scott and Krauss in adapting the concepts, tools and procedures of the model theory of modern logic to provide a corresponding model theory in which notions of probabilistic consistency and consequence are defined analogously to the way they are defined (semantically) in the deductive case. The present paper proposes a way of extending these ideas beyond the bounds of a formalised language, even the infinitary language of Scott and Krauss, to achieve a logic having the power and expressiveness of the modern mathematical theory of probability.

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Additional Information: © 2009 Elsevier
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2011 15:46
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:55

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