I think me adding more details will clear things up.

The setup presupposes a certain amount of realism. Start with Possible Worlds Semantics, where logical propositions are attached to / refer to the set of possible worlds in which they are true. A hypothesis is some proposition. We think of data as getting some proposition (in practice this is shaped by the methods/tools you have to look at and measure the world), which narrows down the allowable possible worlds consistent with the data.

Now is the part that I think addresses what you were getting at. I don't think there's a direct analog in my setup to your (a). You could consider the hypothesis/proposition, "the set of all worlds compatible with the data I have right now", but that's not quite the same. I have more thoughts, but first, do you still want feel like you idea is relevant to the setup I've described?


Hazard's Shortform Feed

by Hazard 1 min read4th Feb 2018219 comments

In light of reading through Raemon's shortform feed, I'm making my own. Here will be smaller ideas that are on my mind.