Special Issue "Axiomatic Foundations of Subjective Inference"

A special issue of Axioms (ISSN 2075-1680).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Julio Stern

Department of Applied Mathematics, Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, University of São Paulo, Rua do Matão 1010 – Cidade Universitária, CEP 05508-900 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
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Interests: Bayesian inference; foundations of statistics; significance measures; evidence; logic and epistemology of significance measures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue will be dedicated to axiomatic or formal foundations for methods in inference, focusing on, butt not limited to, the analysis of interrelated dichotomies that play a central role in the discussion of subjective inference. In particular, the special issue will address axiomatic or formal aspects of subjective vs objective information; probabilistic vs. possibilistic rules of inference, and purposive or intentional vs. random sampling procedures.

This special issue seeks primarily articles contributing to the axiomatic or formal justification of inference methods but will also consider articles on the development of quantitative methods aiming to bridge the gaps or overcome the difficulties imposed by such oppositions. Other topics directly related to the core theme may also be considered.

Professor Dr. Julio Stern
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • subjective inference
  • objective inference
  • purposive (intentional) sampling
  • random sampling
  • probabilistic calculus
  • possibilistic belief calculus

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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