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Single Idea 16840

[catalogued under 14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / l. Probabilistic explanations]

Full Idea

If all we wanted was to maximise probability, we would never venture beyond our data.

Gist of Idea

To maximise probability, don't go beyond your data


Peter Lipton (Inference to the Best Explanation (2nd) [2004], 07 'friends')

Book Reference

Lipton,Peter: 'Inference to the Best Explanation (2nd ed)' [Routledge 2004], p.110