PP-2017-22: Against All Odds: When Logic Meets Probability

PP-2017-22: van Benthem, Johan (2017) Against All Odds: When Logic Meets Probability. [Pre-print] (In Press)

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This paper is a light walk along interfaces between logic and probability, triggered by a chance encounter with Ed Brinksma. It is not a research paper, or a literature survey, but a pointer to issues. I discuss both direct combinations of logic and probability and structured ways in which logic can be seen as a qualitative version of probability theory. I end by sketching a concrete program for classifying qualitative scenarios that would lend themselves to simple logical reasoning methods, but I also acknowledge a challenge: the ‘unreasonable effective of probability’.

Item Type: Pre-print
Report Nr: PP-2017-22
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2017
Subjects: Computation
Depositing User: Johan van Benthem
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2017 11:59
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2018 14:09
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/1587

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