A new look at Hume's theory of probabilistic inference

Hume Studies 31 (1):21-36 (2005)
We must rethink our assessment of Hume’s theory of probabilistic inference. Hume scholars have traditionally dismissed his naturalistic explanation of how we make inferences under conditions of uncertainty; however, psychological experiments and computer models from cognitive science provide substantial support for Hume’s account. Hume’s theory of probabilistic inference is far from obsolete or outdated; on the contrary, it stands at the leading edge of our contemporary science of the mind.
Keywords hume  cognitive science  probabilistic inference
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DOI 10.1353/hms.2011.0287
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