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Science and Reason - Henry E. Kyburg

Hardcover Published: 15th November 1990
ISBN: 9780195062533
Number Of Pages: 304

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In this work Henry Kyburg presents his views on a wide range of philosophical problems associated with the study and practice of science and mathematics. The main structure of the book consists of a presentation of Kyburg's notions of epistemic probability and its use in the scientific enterprise i.e., the effort to modify previously adopted beliefs in the light of experience. Intended for cognitive scientists and people in artificial intelligence as well as for technically oriented philosophers, the book also provides a general overview of the philosophy of science for the non-philosopher by one of the leading authorities in the field.

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"There is a wealth of very interesting material in this book. The development and application of Kyburg's ideas on probability and inference in the context of a range of problems in the philosophy of science should gain the respectful attention of the philosophy of science community."--Lawrence Sklar, University of Michigan "There is a wealth of very interesting material in this book. The development and application of Kyburg's ideas on probability and inference in the context of a range of problems in the philosophy of science should gain the respectful attention of the philosophy of science community."--Lawrence Sklar, University of Michigan

Prefacep. vii
Philosophy and Sciencep. 3
Logic and Mathematicsp. 17
Probabilityp. 36
Inductionp. 58
Observation and Errorp. 74
Measurementp. 94
Choosing Among Conventionsp. 111
Laws and Theoriesp. 135
Relativity and Revolutionp. 152
Idealizationp. 168
Causalityp. 182
Statistical Causalityp. 196
Dispositions and Modalitiesp. 211
Decision Theory Expectationp. 224
Levels of Corporap. 241
Speculationp. 255
The Limits of Sciencep. 265
Conclusionp. 275
Name Indexp. 277
Subject Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9780195062533
ISBN-10: 0195062531
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 15th November 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.48  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.56

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