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This paper attempts four things. It demonstrates the possibility of accounting for Russell-style and Clark-style analogical reasoning in an existing framework for statistical reasoning. It critically reviews the proposals made by Clark for defeasible analogical reasoning and shows how they can be understood better simply as defeasible reasoning. It argues that generalization from the single case is not as desirable as projection from the single case; the difference has to do with the defeasibility control strategy for statistical reasoning limited to a small number of cases.
Loui, R. P., "Analogical Reasoning, Defeasible Reasoning, and the Reference Class" Report Number: WUCS-89-07 (1989). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.
Permanent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7936/K7WH2NBK