English, Article edition: Intuition and surprise Michael R. Powers

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Title
  • Intuition and surprise
Author
  • Michael R. Powers
Physical Description
  • article
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  • Purpose – This editorial seeks to address the importance of intuition and metaphor in the construction of logical systems of thought. Design/​methodology/​approach – Two unconventional approaches to probability theory are considered, one based upon the non-intuitive law of the excluded middle, and one based upon the notion of surprise. Findings – It is argued that formal systems based upon non-intuitive assumptions/​axioms are generally less likely to be accepted by researchers. Nevertheless, it sometimes is possible to identify unconventional systems with greater intuitive appeal than their more orthodox counterparts. Originality/​value – The editorial emphasizes an aspect of formal mathematical systems – intuition – that is often overlooked.
  • Intuition, Probability theory
  • RePEc:eme:jrfpps:v:8:y:2007:i:5:p:429-433
Language
  • English
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