A Philosophical Introduction
By (author) D.H. Mellor
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Probability by D.H. Mellor
Book DescriptionProbability: A Philosophical Introduction introduces and explains the principal concepts and applications of probability. It is intended for philosophers and others who want to understand probability as we all apply it in our working and everyday lives. The book is not a course in mathematical probability, of which it uses only the simplest results, and avoids all needless technicality. The role of probability in modern theories of knowledge, inference, induction, causation, laws of nature, action and decision-making makes an understanding of it especially important to philosophers and students of philosophy, to whom this book will be invaluable both as a textbook and a work of reference. In this book D. H. Mellor discusses the three basic kinds of probability - physical, epistemic, and subjective - and introduces and assesses the main theories and interpretations of them. The topics and concepts covered include: * chance * frequency * possibility * propensity * credence * confirmation * Bayesianism. Probability: A Philosophical Introduction is essential reading for all philosophy students and others who encounter or need to apply ideas of probability.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415282505
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author D.H. Mellor
Mind, Meaning, and Reality, Hardback (September 2012)
Mind, Meaning, and Reality presents fifteen philosophical papers in which D. H. Mellor explores some of the most intriguing questions in philosophy. These include: what determines what we think, and what we use language to mean; how that depends on what there is in the world and why there is only one universe; and the nature of time.
Matters of Metaphysics, Paperback (November 2007)
This selection of D. H. Mellor's work demonstrates the wide ranging originality of his work.
Ways of Communicating, Paperback (December 2005)
The world of communication from human speech and body language to satellites.
Ramsey's Legacy, Hardback (July 2005)» View all books by D.H. Mellor
A collection of essays, offering fresh perspectives on Frank Ramsey's work and showing how relevant it is to modern-day concerns. This volume is useful for those interested in the history of philosophy and economics, as well as for practitioners and students of logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of science.
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