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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 ...
confirmation bias

confirmation bias  

The tendency to test one's beliefs or conjectures by seeking evidence that might confirm or verify them and to ignore evidence that might disconfirm or refute them. This bias, which helps to maintain ...
contrapositive

contrapositive  

Of a conditional, P → Q. The statement ¬Q → ¬P where ¬ denotes negation. The contrapositive of a conditional is therefore equivalent to the original conditional. See also converse, inverse.¬Q → ¬P
Goodman's paradox

Goodman's paradox  

A paradox of induction (1). Suppose that someone notes that all emeralds that have ever been observed are green, and argues inductively to conclude that all emeralds are green. Now suppose we define ...
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 ...
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 ...

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