Bayesian Informal Logic and Fallacy

@article{Korb2004BayesianIL,
  title={Bayesian Informal Logic and Fallacy},
  author={K. Korb},
  journal={Informal Logic},
  year={2004},
  volume={24}
}
  • K. Korb
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Informal Logic
Bayesian reasoning has been applied formally to statistical inference, machine learning and analysing scientific method. Here I apply it informally to more common forms of inference, namely natural language arguments. I analyse a variety of traditional fallacies, deductive, inductive and causal, and find more merit in them than is generally acknowledged. Bayesian principles provide a framework for understanding ordinary arguments which is well worth developing. 
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