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Main Title An introduction to probability and inductive logic /
Author Hacking, Ian,
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 44969631
ISBN 0521772877; 9780521772877; 0521775019; 9780521775014
Subjects Probabilities. ; Induction (Logic) ; Inductie (logica) ; Waarschijnlijkheidstheorie. ; Probabilidade (filosofia) ; Lógica. ; Probabilites ; Induction (Logique)
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EKBM  BC141.H33 2001 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/16/2004
Collation xvii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and index.
Contents Notes
This is an introductory textbook on probability and induction written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of science. The book has been designed to offer maximal accessibility to the widest range of students (not only those majoring in philosophy) and assumes no formal training in elementary symbolic logic. It offers a comprehensive course covering all basic definitions of induction and probability, and considers such topics as decision theory, Bayesianism, frequency ideas, and the philosophical problem of induction. The key features of this book are a lively and vigorous prose style; lucid and systematic organization and presentation of ideas; many practical applications; a rich supply of exercises drawing on examples from such fields as psychology, ecology, economics, bioethics, engineering, and political science; numerous brief historical accounts of how fundamental ideas of probability and induction developed; and a full bibliography of further reading. -- Back cover.