Essays about: "philosophy induction"

Found 3 essays containing the words philosophy induction.

  1. 1. On how we acquire knowledge of first principles (archai) in Aristotle : A defense of intuition (nous) understood as integral to induction (epagoge)

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Avdelningen för teoretisk filosofi

    Author : Tim Collin Kuyvenhoven; [2020]
    Keywords : Aristotle; intutition; first philosophy; first prinicples; induction; epistemology; Nous; Episteme; Archai; epagoge; logos; hexis; Aristoteles; intution; första principer; induktion; kunskapsteori; Barnes; metafysik; om själen;

    Abstract : In this essay I consider from various perspectives the question of whether, for Aristotle, intuition (nous) is part of the process of induction (epagoge) helping to reach the first principles (archai) or whether nous is rather a state of knowing first brought about through a successful induction alone. I have argued we should be careful of drawing conclusions about the nature of the involvement of nous in the grasping of first principles on the basis of APo alone. READ MORE

  2. 2. Solomonoff Induction: A Solution to the Problem of the Priors?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Teoretisk filosofi

    Author : Aron Vallinder; [2012]
    Keywords : Bayesianism; Problem of the Priors; Solomonoff Induction; Philosophy and Religion;

    Abstract : In this essay, I investigate whether Solomonoff’s prior can be used to solve the problem of the priors for Bayesianism. In outline, the idea is to give higher prior probability to hypotheses that are "simpler", where simplicity is given a precise formal definition. READ MORE

  3. 3. A Digital Theory of Knowledge

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Teoretisk filosofi

    Author : Kristian Rönn; [2012]
    Keywords : Solomonoff; Kolmogorov; complexity; Turing; digital philosophy; ontology; epistemology; reliabilism; Bayes.; Philosophy and Religion;

    Abstract : The goal with this paper is to formally define knowledge from the assumption that our universe is computable. Based on this assumption, we will formulate a minimalist ontology that will be the theoretical basis for our formal definition of knowledge. READ MORE