On Aug 29, 7:34 pm, Brent Meeker <meeke...@dslextreme.com> wrote: > marc.geddes wrote: > > > No, I think the buck stops with analogical reasoning, since no form of > > reasoning is more powerful. Analogical reasoning can produce priors > > and handle knowledge representation (via categorization), > > Really? How does analogy assign probabilities or degrees of belief? > What degree of belief does it assign to "Global warming is caused by > burning fossil fuel" for example? Analogical reasoning is based on similarity measures (degrees of similarities between two concepts), it remains to be seen how to convert this to probabilities. > But obviously reasoning, per se, is at least as powerful as analogical > reasoning, since it includes analogical as well as axiomatic, > probabilistic, metaphorical, intuitionist, etc. My point is that you > have not given any definition of analogical reasoning. By leaving it > vague and undefined you allow yourself to alternately identify every > kind of reasoning as analogical - or a special case of analogical. > Which isn't wrong - but it doesn't have much content either. > > Brent Sure, that's a good point, but that's because analogical reasoning has not yet been well developed, since everyone has focused on Bayesian reasoning... the point of this post was to show that there's a neglected alternative. There's are tentative definitions of analogical reasoning in the literature, for instance ‘Analogies as Categorization’ (Atkins) http://www.compadre.org/PER/document/ServeFile.cfm?DocID=186&ID=4726 It remains to be seen how it gets developed. --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---

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