Chapter

General Applications of the Theory

Elliott Sober

in Simplicity

Published in print December 1975 | ISBN: 9780198244073
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680724 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244073.003.0002

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

General Applications of the Theory

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This chapter applies the theory of simplicity to a host of very general inferential policies that seem to be instances of choosing the simpler hypothesis. It argues that the proposed theory mirrors and explicates these intuitions to a significant degree.

Keywords: simplicity theory; hypothesis; inference; intuitions

Chapter.  16497 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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