## Bayesian Informal Logic and Fallacy (2002)

by
Kevin B. Korb

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### BibTeX

@TECHREPORT{Korb02bayesianinformal,

author = {Kevin B. Korb},

title = { Bayesian Informal Logic and Fallacy},

institution = {},

year = {2002}

}

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### Abstract

Bayesian reasoning has been applied formally to statistical inference, machine learning and analyzing scientific method. Here I apply it informally to more common forms of inference, namely natural language arguments. I analyze a variety of traditional fallacies, deductive, inductive and causal, and find more merit in them than is generally acknowledged. Bayesian principles provide a framework for understanding ordinary arguments which is well worth developing.