Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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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.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

LW I
D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

LW II
D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

LW IV
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

LW V
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
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 2017-08-18