principle of insufficient reason


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principle of insufficient reason

[′prin·sə·pəl əv ‚in·sə‚fish·ənt ′rēz·ən]
(statistics)
The principle that cases are equally likely to occur unless reasons to the contrary are known.
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Assuming arguendo that this scenario were to develop, at most it would make the principle of insufficient reason and the minimax regret criterion indeterminate.
I will not venture to say here whether the maximin rule, the principle of insufficient reason, or the minimax regret criterion is universally the "most rational" under conditions of uncertainty.(129) Given the particular circumstances of the choice between a system with a guaranteed national forum and a system with no guaranteed national forum, I believe all three modes of decisionmaking point to the same result.
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