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The quantitative/qualitative watershed for rules of uncertain inference

Hawthorne, James and Makinson, David C, (2007) The quantitative/qualitative watershed for rules of uncertain inference. Studia Logica, 86 (2). pp. 247-297. ISSN 0039-3215

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Abstract

We chart the ways in which closure properties of consequence relations for uncertain inference take on different forms according to whether the relations are generated in a quantitative or a qualitative manner. Among the main themes are: the identification of watershed conditions between probabilistically and qualitatively sound rules; failsafe and classicality transforms of qualitatively sound rules; non-Horn conditions satisfied by probabilistic consequence; representation and completeness problems; and threshold-sensitive conditions such as `preface' and `lottery' rules.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/100340/
Additional Information: © 2007 Springer
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/3361/

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