Logic and Probability

Introduction

Additional Reading

The following readings are strongly recommended to reinforce and expand on the ideas introduced in this chapter.

  1. "Introduction: Philosophical Foundations" by Jonathan E. Adler, in Reasoning: Studies of Human Inference and its Foundations, edited by Jonathan E. Adler and Lance J. Rips, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
    • You should read sections 1 and 2.
    • Section 3 is optional. It introduces an important distinction between theoretical and practical rationality that isn't discussed in the online notes.
  2. Sections II.1 and II.2 (pgs. 12 - 17) of Choice and Chance: An Introduction to Inductive Logic by Brian Skyrms, Cenage Learning, 1999.
  3. Consult the following chapter for a nice discussion that highlights many of the issues that will be discussed in this course: Chapter 1: General Introduction in Logic in Action, an open course in logic developed by Johan van Benthem, Hans van Ditmarsch, Jan van Eijck, and Jan Jaspars.