Accession Number : AD0674038

Title :   INFORMATION AND INDUCTION: A SUBJECTIVISTIC VIEW OF SOME RECENT RESULTS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Jamison,Dean

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Four purposes are attributed to the paper: (1) to attempt to provide a definition of semantic information that is adequate from a subjectivist point of view and that is based on the concept of information as change in belief; (2) to suggest a solution to the inductive problem that Suppes points out to lie at the foundations of a subjectivistic theory of decision; (3) to show how Carnap's continuum of inductive methods may be easily interpreted as a special case of the subjectivistic theory of induction to be presented; and (4) to provide a subjectivistic interpretation of Hintikka's two dimensional inductive continuum, and show how this is related to the problem of concept formation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEMANTICS, *REASONING), DECISION THEORY, PROBABILITY, DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE