An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic / Edition 1

An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic / Edition 1

by Ian Hacking, Hacking Ian
     
 

An introductory 2001 textbook on probability and induction written by a foremost philosopher of science.See more details below

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An introductory 2001 textbook on probability and induction written by a foremost philosopher of science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521775014
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/02/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
322
Sales rank:
402,727
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Logic: 1. Logic; 2. What is inductive logic?; Part II. How to Calculate Probabilities: 3. The gambler's fallacy; 4. Elementary probability; 5. Conditional probability; 6. Basic laws of probability; 7. Bayes' rule; Part III. How to Combine Probabilities and Utilities: 8. Expected value; 9. Maximizing expected value; 10. Decision under uncertainty; Part IV. Kinds of Probability: 11. What do you mean?; 12. Theories about probability; Part V. Probability as a Measure of Belief: 13. Personal probabilities; 14. Coherence; 15. Learning from experience; Part VI. Probability as Frequency: 16. Stability; 17. Normal approximations; 18. Significance; 19. Confidence and inductive behaviour; Part VII. Probability Applied to Philosophy: 20. The philosophical problem of induction; 21. Learning from experience as an evasion of the problem; 22. Inductive behaviour as an evasion of the problem.

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