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a máximas de la experiencia...(whole sentence)

English translation: principles drawn from experience / empirical laws

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Spanish term or phrase:máximas de la experiencia
English translation:principles drawn from experience / empirical laws
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11:54 Feb 13, 2005
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Spanish term or phrase: a máximas de la experiencia...(whole sentence)
Taken from an Accident Reconstruction report, in the conclusions section, discussing the limitations to be considered when deducing causes based only on likelihood rather than fact. The whole phrase is a little wordy, so can anyone help?

"Los razonamientos inferentes siempre son, necesariamente, probabilísticos, pero atienden, y estos pretenden atender, a máximas de la experiencia que consideran más probables las explicaciones más simples (según la llamada “navaja de Ockham” de la inducción), siempre que sean satisfactorias."

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Wendy Cummings
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:50
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Explanation:
Reasoning by inference is always probabilistic but considering (as in the case of ours) as moss probable the simplest acceptable explanations (according to the so called Ockham Razor Principle for Induction)

:)

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Note added at 12 mins (2005-02-13 12:06:58 GMT)
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Correction:

Reasoning by inference is always probabilistic but --based on experience-- considers (as we have done) that the simplest acceptable explanations as most probable(according to the so called Ockham Razor Principle for Induction)

:)

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Note added at 4 days (2005-02-17 20:10:07 GMT) Post-grading
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Thank you all :)
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a máximas de la experiencia...(whole sentence)
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Explanation:
Reasoning by inference is always probabilistic but considering (as in the case of ours) as moss probable the simplest acceptable explanations (according to the so called Ockham Razor Principle for Induction)

:)

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Note added at 12 mins (2005-02-13 12:06:58 GMT)
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Correction:

Reasoning by inference is always probabilistic but --based on experience-- considers (as we have done) that the simplest acceptable explanations as most probable(according to the so called Ockham Razor Principle for Induction)

:)

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Note added at 4 days (2005-02-17 20:10:07 GMT) Post-grading
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Thank you all :)


    Reference: http://phyun5.ucr.edu/~wudka/Physics7/Notes_www/node10.html
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