Modus Tollens Probabilized
Author: Wagner, Carl G.
Source: British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Volume 55, Number 4, December 2004 , pp. 747-753(7)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:We establish a probabilized version of modus tollens, deriving from p(E|H)=a and p(Ē)=b the best possible bounds on p(H¯). In particular, we show that p(H¯) → 1 as a, b → 1, and also as a, b → 0.
Probabilities of conditionals
3.1 Adams' thesis
3.2 Modus ponens for conditional probabilities
3.3 Modus tollens for conditional probabilities
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2004-12-01
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