Decisions and Revisions
Philosophical Essays on Knowledge and Value
By (author) Isaac Levi
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Decisions and Revisions by Isaac Levi
Book DescriptionThis is a collection of Isaac Levi's philosophical papers. Over the period represented by the work here, Professor Levi has developed an interrelated set of views, in the tradition of Peirce and Dewey, on epistemology and the philosophy of science and social science. This focus has been on the problem of induction and the growth of knowledge, the foundations of probability and the theory of rational decision-making. His most important essays in these areas are assembled here, with an introduction setting out their main themes and connections. As a whole the volume presents a coherent, elaborated position which will be of great interest to a range of philosophers, decision theorists, welfare and social choice theorists and cognitive scientists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521027625
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Isaac Levi
Pragmatism and Inquiry, Hardback (September 2012)
This volume presents a series of essays on the nature of intellectual inquiry: what its aims are and how it operates. Isaac Levi draws upon the work of the American Pragmatists C. S. Peirce and John Dewey to investigate what justifies change in belief.
Fixation of Belief and Its Undoing, Paperback (May 2009)
This book will be of particular interest to discussion theorists, epistemologists, philosophers of science, computer scientists and cognitive psychologists.
For the Sake of the Argument, Paperback (August 2007)
This book offers an account of suppositional reasoning relevant to practical deliberation, explanation, prediction and hypothesis testing.
Mild Contraction, Hardback (June 2004)» View all books by Isaac Levi
Isaac Levi develops further his pioneering work in formal epistemology, focusing on the problem of belief contraction, or how rationally to relinquish old beliefs. Levi offers a completely new solution, explaining its relation to his earlier proposals.
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