Kyburg, Henry Ely 1928
Overview
Works:  48 works in 292 publications in 3 languages and 8,245 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree 
Classifications:  BC141, 501 
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Most widely held works about
Henry Ely Kyburg
 Henry E. Kyburg, Jr. & Isaac Levi by Radu J Bogdan( Book )
Most widely held works by
Henry Ely Kyburg
Studies in subjective probability by
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15 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Truth and probability; Foresight: its logical laws, its subjective sources; The bases of probability; Subjective probability as the measure of a nonmeasurable set; The elicitation of personal probabilities; Probability: beware of falsifications; Probable knowledge
15 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Truth and probability; Foresight: its logical laws, its subjective sources; The bases of probability; Subjective probability as the measure of a nonmeasurable set; The elicitation of personal probabilities; Probability: beware of falsifications; Probable knowledge
Philosophy of science; a formal approach by
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10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probability and inductive logic by
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18 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probability and the logic of rational belief by
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11 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Induction: some current issues by
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21 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probability theory by
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13 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The logical foundations of statistical inference by
Henry Ely Kyburg(
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14 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The probability framework; Classical statistical theory; Likelihood and fiducial inference; Decision theory; Subjective and logical approaches; Comparison of approaches; The language: syntax; Rational corpora; Randomness; Probability; Conditional probability; Interpretations of probability; Bayesian inference; The fiducial argument; Confidence methods; Epistemological considerations
14 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The probability framework; Classical statistical theory; Likelihood and fiducial inference; Decision theory; Subjective and logical approaches; Comparison of approaches; The language: syntax; Rational corpora; Randomness; Probability; Conditional probability; Interpretations of probability; Bayesian inference; The fiducial argument; Confidence methods; Epistemological considerations
Theory and measurement by
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15 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science & reason by
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16 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author sets forth his views on a wide range of philosophical problems associated with the study and practice of science and mathematics, and gives a general overview of the philosophy of science. The text is aimed primarily at cognitive scientists and those working in artificial intelligence
16 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author sets forth his views on a wide range of philosophical problems associated with the study and practice of science and mathematics, and gives a general overview of the philosophy of science. The text is aimed primarily at cognitive scientists and those working in artificial intelligence
Epistemology and inference by
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16 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Current research in philosophy of science : proceedings of the P.S.A. Critical Research Problems Conference by
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10 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncertain inference by
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20 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Coping with uncertainty is a necessary part of ordinary life and is crucial to an understanding of how the mind works. For example, it is a vital element in developing artificial intelligence that will not be undermined by its own rigidities. There have been many approaches to the problem of uncertain inference, ranging from probability to inductive logic to nonmonotonic logic. This book seeks to provide a clear exposition of these approaches within a unified framework."
20 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Coping with uncertainty is a necessary part of ordinary life and is crucial to an understanding of how the mind works. For example, it is a vital element in developing artificial intelligence that will not be undermined by its own rigidities. There have been many approaches to the problem of uncertain inference, ranging from probability to inductive logic to nonmonotonic logic. This book seeks to provide a clear exposition of these approaches within a unified framework."
Knowledge representation and defeasible reasoning by
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12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) ani mal, or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psy chology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelli gence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also ap pear from time to time. The present volume provides a collection of studies that focus on some of the central problems within the domain of artificial intelligence. These difficulties fall into four principal areas: defeasible reasoning (including the frame problem as apart), ordinary language (and the representation prob lems that it generates), the revision of beliefs (and its rules of inference), and knowledge representation (and the logical problems that are encountered there). These papers make original contributions to each of these areas of inquiry and should be of special interest to those who understand the crucial role that is played by questions of logical form. They vividly illustrate the benefits that can emerge from collaborative efforts involving scholars from linguistics, philosophy, computer science, and AI. J.H.F
12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) ani mal, or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psy chology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelli gence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also ap pear from time to time. The present volume provides a collection of studies that focus on some of the central problems within the domain of artificial intelligence. These difficulties fall into four principal areas: defeasible reasoning (including the frame problem as apart), ordinary language (and the representation prob lems that it generates), the revision of beliefs (and its rules of inference), and knowledge representation (and the logical problems that are encountered there). These papers make original contributions to each of these areas of inquiry and should be of special interest to those who understand the crucial role that is played by questions of logical form. They vividly illustrate the benefits that can emerge from collaborative efforts involving scholars from linguistics, philosophy, computer science, and AI. J.H.F
Probability is the very guide of life : the philosophical uses of chance(
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7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probability and inference : essays in honour of Henry E. Kyburg, Jr.(
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2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Induction : Some current issues; papers by Connecticut) Wesleyan University (MIDDLETOWN(
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6 editions published between 1963 and 1984 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1963 and 1984 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combinatorial semantics by
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3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "In ordinary first order logic, a valid inference in a language L is one in which the conclusion is true in every model of the language in which the premises are true. To accommodate inductive/uncertain/probabilistic nonmonotonic inference, we weaken that demand to the demand that the conclusion be true in a large proportion of the models in which the relevant premises are true. More generally, we say that an inference is [p, q] valid if its conclusion is true in a proportion lying between p and q of those models in which the relevant premises are true. If we include a statistical variable binding operator '%' in our language, there are many quite general (and useful) things we can say about uncertain validity. A surprising result is that some of these things may conflict with Bayesian Conditionalization."
3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "In ordinary first order logic, a valid inference in a language L is one in which the conclusion is true in every model of the language in which the premises are true. To accommodate inductive/uncertain/probabilistic nonmonotonic inference, we weaken that demand to the demand that the conclusion be true in a large proportion of the models in which the relevant premises are true. More generally, we say that an inference is [p, q] valid if its conclusion is true in a proportion lying between p and q of those models in which the relevant premises are true. If we include a statistical variable binding operator '%' in our language, there are many quite general (and useful) things we can say about uncertain validity. A surprising result is that some of these things may conflict with Bayesian Conditionalization."
Uncertain influence by
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2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giving up certainties by
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5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "One of the serious motivations for the development of nonmonotonic logics is the fact that, however sure we may be of some set of facts, there can come a time at which at least some of them must be given up. A number of philosophical approaches have stemmed from the study of scientific inference, in which a law or theory, accepted on good evidence at one time, comes to be rejected on the basis of more evidence. These approaches are reviewed, and an alternative approach, whose key idea is the control of observational error for the purpose of predictive adequacy, is developed."
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "One of the serious motivations for the development of nonmonotonic logics is the fact that, however sure we may be of some set of facts, there can come a time at which at least some of them must be given up. A number of philosophical approaches have stemmed from the study of scientific inference, in which a law or theory, accepted on good evidence at one time, comes to be rejected on the basis of more evidence. These approaches are reviewed, and an alternative approach, whose key idea is the control of observational error for the purpose of predictive adequacy, is developed."
Probabilistic inference by
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8 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the appearance of the influential article by McCarthy and Hays, few people have tried to use probabilities as a basis for nonmonotonic inference. One reason, perhaps the main one, is that probabilistic inference easily yields inconsistent bodies of knowledge, as is revealed by the lottery paradox. Here we establish three things : First that standard systems of non monotonic reasoning (default logic, nonmonotonic logic, and circumscription) fall prey to the same lotterylike difficulties as does probabilistic inference. Second, that probabilistic inference provides equally plausible treatment of the standard examples of nonmonotonic reasoning. Third, that the inconsistency threatened by the lottery paradox is a petty hodgoblin, and need not in any way interfere with the use of beliefs in planning and design
8 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the appearance of the influential article by McCarthy and Hays, few people have tried to use probabilities as a basis for nonmonotonic inference. One reason, perhaps the main one, is that probabilistic inference easily yields inconsistent bodies of knowledge, as is revealed by the lottery paradox. Here we establish three things : First that standard systems of non monotonic reasoning (default logic, nonmonotonic logic, and circumscription) fall prey to the same lotterylike difficulties as does probabilistic inference. Second, that probabilistic inference provides equally plausible treatment of the standard examples of nonmonotonic reasoning. Third, that the inconsistency threatened by the lottery paradox is a petty hodgoblin, and need not in any way interfere with the use of beliefs in planning and design
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Aeronautics Artificial intelligence Astronautics Computer science Defeasible reasoning Formal languagesSemantics Frames (Information theory) Induction (Logic) Inference Knowledge, Theory of Knowledge representation (Information theory) Kyburg, Henry Ely, Levi, Isaac, Logic Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Mathematical statistics Measurement Philosophy, Modern Physical measurements Probabilities Reasoning Science SciencePhilosophy Semantics (Philosophy) SemanticsStatistical methods Uncertainty Uncertainty (Information theory) United States
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