Inference FAQs:


Q: Are inferences steps in reasoning?

A: Yes, and moving from premises to conclusions.

Q: Is inference defeasible—that new information may undermine old conclusions?

A: Yes.

Q: Is inference monotonic: if a conclusion is reached on the basis of a certain set of premises?

A: Yes, and then that conclusion still holds if more premises are added.

Q: Is inference valid because it follows the form of a correct inference?

A: Yes.

Q: Is inference known as a fallacy?

A: Yes.

Q: Is inference monotonic if the addition of premises does not undermine previously reached conclusions?

A: Yes, otherwise the relation is non-monotonic.

Q: Is inference Bayes' theorem?

A: Yes.