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    Carnap and the Logic of Inductive Inference.S. L. Zabell - 2004 - In Dov M. Gabbay, John Woods & Akihiro Kanamori (eds.), Handbook of the History of Logic. Elsevier. pp. 10--265.
  2. Predicting the Unpredictable.S. L. Zabell - 1992 - Synthese 90 (2):205-232.
    A major difficulty for currently existing theories of inductive inference involves the question of what to do when novel, unknown, or previously unsuspected phenomena occur. In this paper one particular instance of this difficulty is considered, the so-called sampling of species problem.The classical probabilistic theories of inductive inference due to Laplace, Johnson, de Finetti, and Carnap adopt a model of simple enumerative induction in which there are a prespecified number of types or species which may be observed. But, realistically, this (...)
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    It All Adds Up: The Dynamic Coherence of Radical Probabilism.S. L. Zabell - 2002 - Proceedings of the Philosophy of Science Association 2002 (3):S98-S103.
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    It All Adds Up: The Dynamic Coherence of Radical Probabilism.S. L. Zabell - 2002 - Philosophy of Science 69 (S3):S98-S103.
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    Ramsey, Truth, and Probability.S. L. Zabell - 1991 - Theoria 57 (3):211-238.
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    Confirming Universal Generalizations.S. L. Zabell - 1996 - Erkenntnis 45 (2-3):267-283.
    The purpose of this paper is to make a simple observation regarding the Johnson -Carnap continuum of inductive methods. From the outset, a common criticism of this continuum was its failure to permit the confirmation of universal generalizations: that is, if an event has unfailingly occurred in the past, the failure of the continuum to give some weight to the possibility that the event will continue to occur without fail in the future. The Johnson -Carnap continuum is the mathematical consequence (...)
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    It All Adds Up: The Dynamic Coherence of Radical Probabilism It All Adds Up: The Dynamic Coherence of Radical Probabilism (Pp. S98-S103). [REVIEW]S. L. Zabell - 2002 - Philosophy of Science 69 (S3).
    Brian Skyrms (1987, 1990, 1993, 1997) has discussed the role of dynamic coherence arguments in the theory of personal or subjective probability. In particular, Skryms (1997) both reviews and discusses the utility of martingale arguments in establishing the convergence of beliefs within the context of radical probabilism. The classical martingale converence theorem, however, assumes the countable additivity of the underlying probability measure; an assumption rejected by some subjectivists such as Bruno de Finetti (see, e.g., de Finetti 1930 and 1972). This (...)
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    Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Method. Donald Gillies.S. L. Zabell - 1998 - Isis 89 (4):773-774.
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    Creating Modern Probability: Its Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy in Historical Perspective. Jan von Plato.S. L. Zabell - 1995 - Isis 86 (4):671-672.
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    M. Campbell‐Kelly;, M. Croarken;, R. Flood;, E. Robson . The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets. Viii + 361 Pp., Illus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. $89.50. [REVIEW]S. L. Zabell - 2005 - Isis 96 (2):258-258.
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  11. Symmetry and its Discontents: Essays on the History of Inductive Probability.S. L. Zabell - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    This volume brings together a collection of essays on the history and philosophy of probability and statistics by one of the eminent scholars in these subjects. Written over the last fifteen years, they fall into three broad categories. The first deals with the use of symmetry arguments in inductive probability, in particular, their use in deriving rules of succession. The second group deals with four outstanding individuals who made lasting contributions to probability and statistics in very different ways: Frank Ramsey, (...)
     
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    The Rise of Modern Probability Theory.S. L. Zabell - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 31 (1):109-116.
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    The Rise of Modern Probability Theory.S. L. Zabell - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 31 (1):109-116.