Ockham's Razors

Ockham's Razors

by Elliott Sober

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107692534
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/23/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 777,468
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Elliott Sober is Hans Reichenbach Professor and William F. Vilas Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 2014 the Philosophy of Science Association awarded him the Carl Gustav Hempel Award for lifetime achievement in philosophy of science. His publications include: Evidence and Evolution: The Logic Behind the Science (2008), Did Darwin Write the Origin Backwards?: Philosophical Essays on Darwin's Theory (2011) and Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior (1998, co-authored with David Wilson).

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. A history of parsimony in thin slices (from Aristotle to Morgan); 2. The probabilistic turn; 3. Parsimony in evolutionary biology - phylogenetic inference; 4. Parsimony in psychology - chimpanzee mind-reading; 5. Parsimony in philosophy; References.

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