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Inference rules for probability logic. (English) Zbl 06749637
Summary: Gentzen’s and Prawitz’s approach to deductive systems, and Carnap’s and Popper’s treatment of probability in logic were two fruitful ideas of logic in the mid-twentieth century. By combining these two concepts, the notion of sentence probability, and the deduction relation formalized by means of inference rules, we introduce a system of inference rules based on the traditional proof-theoretic principles enabling to work with each form of probabilized propositional formulae. Namely, for each propositional connective, we define at least one introduction and one elimination rule, over the formulae of the form \(A[a,b]\) with the intended meaning that ’the probability \(c\) of truthfulness of a sentence \(A\) belongs to the interval \([a,b]\subseteq[0,1]\)’. It is shown that our system is sound and complete with respect to the Carnap–Poper-type probability models.

MSC:
03B48 Probability and inductive logic
03B50 Many-valued logic
03B05 Classical propositional logic
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