Re: Solomonoff induction and mechanism

2019-01-20 Thread Bruno Marchal
> On 16 Jan 2019, at 05:05, Russell Standish wrote: > > On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 06:14:14PM -0800, Mason Green wrote: >> Solomonoff’s method of induction seems like a good fit for a mechanist view >> of things. For instance, it could be used to assign a relative probability >> to the universe

Re: Solomonoff induction and mechanism

2019-01-15 Thread Russell Standish
On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 06:14:14PM -0800, Mason Green wrote: > Solomonoff’s method of induction seems like a good fit for a mechanist view > of things. For instance, it could be used to assign a relative probability to > the universe being generated by a universal dovetailer: 2^(-K) * m, where K

Re: Solomonoff induction and mechanism

2019-01-13 Thread Bruno Marchal
> On 12 Jan 2019, at 03:14, Mason Green wrote: > > Solomonoff’s method of induction seems like a good fit for a mechanist view > of things. For instance, it could be used to assign a relative probability to > the universe being generated by a universal dovetailer: 2^(-K) * m, where K > is

Re: Solomonoff induction and mechanism

2019-01-12 Thread Brent Meeker
On 1/12/2019 3:12 AM, Philip Thrift wrote: On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 8:14:14 PM UTC-6, Mason Green wrote: Solomonoff’s method of induction seems like a good fit for a mechanist view of things. For instance, it could be used to assign a relative probability to the universe

Re: Solomonoff induction and mechanism

2019-01-12 Thread Philip Thrift
On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 8:14:14 PM UTC-6, Mason Green wrote: > > Solomonoff’s method of induction seems like a good fit for a mechanist > view of things. For instance, it could be used to assign a relative > probability to the universe being generated by a universal dovetailer: >