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Probability and Evidence
     

Probability and Evidence

by Paul Horwich
 

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In this influential study of central issues in the philosophy of science, Paul Horwich elaborates on an important conception of probability, diagnosing the failure of previous attempts to resolve these issues as stemming from a too-rigid conception of belief. Adopting a Bayesian strategy, he argues for a probabilistic approach, yielding a more complete

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In this influential study of central issues in the philosophy of science, Paul Horwich elaborates on an important conception of probability, diagnosing the failure of previous attempts to resolve these issues as stemming from a too-rigid conception of belief. Adopting a Bayesian strategy, he argues for a probabilistic approach, yielding a more complete understanding of the characteristics of scientific reasoning and methodology. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, and including a specially commissioned preface written by Colin Howson, illuminating its enduring importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, this engaging work has been revived for a new generation of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781316507018
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/26/2016
Series:
Cambridge Philosophy Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
146
Sales rank:
1,058,611
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Horwich is Professor of Philosophy at New York University. He is best known for his contributions to the philosophy of science, including a probabilistic account of scientific methodology. His most recent publications include Wittgenstein's Metaphilosophy (2012) and Truth - Meaning - Reality (2010).

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