principle of indifference


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principle of indifference

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(Philosophy) the principle that, in the absence of any reason to expect one event rather than another, all the possible events should be assigned the same probability. See mathematical probability
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In Part III, Olsson investigates whether this verdict might change using the Principle of Indifference as advocated by Bovens, Fitelson, Hartmann, and Snyder.
The computational argument depends on successive events being statistically independent and the principle of indifference, but in the biological situation these assumptions do not hold.
The Principle of Indifference (PoI) is a rule for assigning probabilities (rational degrees of belief) under ignorance.

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