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confirmation

confirmation  

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The relation, in Carnap's kind of inductive logic, between evidence and hypothesis. Confirmation-judgements, according to Carnap, assess the probability of a specified hypothesis, on specified ...
entrenchment

entrenchment  

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A predicate is entrenched if it is true as a matter of historical fact that it has been used to formulate true predictions. Goodman argued that this is the only property separating well-behaved, ...
Hempel's paradox

Hempel's paradox  

A paradox of induction (1). Suppose a researcher wishes to confirm the hypothesis that all ravens are black, using the logic of induction. The more black ravens that are observed, the more probable ...
induction

induction  

1 A form of reasoning, also called empirical induction, in which a general law or principle is inferred from particular instances that have been observed. Many people believe that this form of ...
Nelson Goodman

Nelson Goodman  

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(1906–98)American philosopher. Born in Massachusetts and educated at Harvard, Goodman was an art dealer in Boston from 1929–41, and held positions at Pennsylvania and Brandeis before becoming ...
paradox

paradox  

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n. (in family therapy) a surprising interpretation or suggestion made in the course of therapy in order to demonstrate the relationship between a psychological symptom and a system of family ...
projectibility

projectibility  

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A property of predicates, measuring the degree to which past instances can be taken to be guides to future ones. The fact that all the cows I have observed have been four-legged may be a reasonable ...

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