Formal Learning Theory

[Revised entry by Oliver Schulte on February 17, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Formal learning theory is the mathematical embodiment of a normative epistemology. It deals with the
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[Revised entry by Oliver Schulte on February 17, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Formal learning theory is the mathematical embodiment of a normative epistemology. It deals with the question of how an agent should use observations about her environment to arrive at correct and informative conclusions. Philosophers such as Putnam, Glymour and Kelly have developed learning theory as a normative framework for scientific reasoning and inductive inference....

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