Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Likelihood: likelihood is probability in statistics. The term is used in the context of numerical density and plausibility, whereas in probability distribution the term “probability” is used.
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Definition Likelihood/Lewis: belief in individual documents according to certain hypotheses. - Assessment of evidence under assumptions - the likelihood is fixed regardless of previous belief functions and earlier documents - in a way that the observed frequencies tend to confirm the hypothesis, so that they do not deviate too much from the unit opportunities. - Likelihoods are the end-point opportunities according to the different hypotheses.

D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

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Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23