Comparing Probabilistic Measures of Explanatory Power

@inproceedings{Schupbach2010ComparingPM,
  title={Comparing Probabilistic Measures of Explanatory Power},
  author={Jonah N. Schupbach},
  year={2010}
}
Recently, in attempting to account for explanatory reasoning in probabilistic terms, Bayesians have proposed several measures of the degree to which a hypothesis explains a given set of facts. These candidate measures of “explanatory power” are shown to have interesting normative interpretations and consequences. What has not yet been investigated, however, is whether any of these measures are also descriptive of people’s actual explanatory judgments. Here, I present my own experimental work… CONTINUE READING

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