principle of indifference


principle of indifference

Philosophy dictionary. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Principle of indifference — The principle of indifference (also called principle of insufficient reason) is a rule for assigning epistemic probabilities.Suppose that there are n gt; 1 mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive possibilities.The principle of indifference …   Wikipedia

  • Principle of maximum entropy — This article is about the probability theoretic principle. For the classifier in machine learning, see maximum entropy classifier. For other uses, see maximum entropy (disambiguation). Bayesian statistics Theory Bayesian probability Probability… …   Wikipedia

  • Principle of material objectivity — is an obsolete term and should be replaced by principle of material frame indifference. ( I was responsible for introducing the obsolete term in 1958 and now regret that I misled a lot of people , Walter Noll). Here is a precise statement of the… …   Wikipedia

  • indifference — /in dif euhr euhns, dif reuhns/, n. 1. lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty. 2. unimportance; little or no concern: Whether or not to attend the party is a matter of indifference to him. 3. the quality …   Universalium

  • indifference, principle of — The principle named (but rejected) by Keynes, whereby if there is no known reason for asserting one rather than another out of several alternatives, then relative to our knowledge they have an equal probability. Without restriction the principle… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • principle of insufficient reason — See indifference, principle of …   Philosophy dictionary

  • insufficient reason, principle of — See indifference, principle of …   Philosophy dictionary

  • reason, principle of insufficient — See indifference, principle of …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Doomsday argument — World population from 10,000 BC to AD 2000 The Doomsday argument (DA) is a probabilistic argument that claims to predict the number of future members of the human species given only an estimate of the total number of humans born so far. Simply… …   Wikipedia

  • List of philosophy topics (I-Q) — II and thou I Ching I Ching I proposition I Thou I Thou relationshipIaIamblichus (philosopher)IbYahya Ibn Adi Yahya Ibn Adi Ibn al Arabi Muhyi al Din Ibn al Arabi Abu Bakr Ibn Bajja Abu Bakr Ibn Bājja Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Yahya Ibn as Say igh… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.