Special Issue "Logic, Inference, Probability and Paradox"


A special issue of Philosophies (ISSN 2409-9287).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2017

Special Issue Editors

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
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Walter Carnielli

Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science, State University of Campinas, Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz - Barão Geraldo, Campinas - SP, 13083-970, Brazil
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Interests: logic foundations of probability and posibility; probabilistic reasoning; philosophy of probability; combinatorics and probability
Guest Editor
Dr. Juliana Bueno-Soler

FT - School of Technology, State University of Campinas, Campus Limeira, Limeira - SP, 13484-332, Brazil
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Interests: Bayesian inference; probabilistic reasoning; logic foundations of probability; interpretations of probability; statistical models

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Reasoning with uncertain knowledge is a growing area of interest, involving several tendencies, such as reasoning with non-standard theories of probability (e.g., theories of probability based on non-classical logics) and combining argumentation systems, is more qualitative in nature, with probabilities or probabilistic semantics. All such tendencies and areas of investigation are naturally generalized to possibility systems and other credal calculi. This poses new and intriguing questions on the philosophy of probability and credal calculi in general, amplifying the discussions around the correct formal theories of probability and on the interpretations of probability, among the classical, logical, frequentist, propensity, and subjectivist (and possibly others). Dilemmas and paradoxes in probabilities and credal calculi are also a relevant area of research. This Special Issue intends to contribute to the state-of-the-art of such research topics by gathering together the contribution of authors in interconnected areas including logical, mathematical and conceptual aspects.

Prof. Dr. Julio Michael Stern
Prof. Dr. Walter Alexandre Carnielli
Dr. Juliana Bueno-Soler
Guest Editors


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  • interpretations of probability, possibility and other credal calculi
  • philosophy of probability, possibility and other credal calculi
  • probabilistic and possibilistic argumentation and inference
  • probability, possibility and uncertain reasoning
  • paradoxes in probability, possibility and other credal calculi

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