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An Introduction to Probability for Philosophers presents the basic concepts of probability to philosophy students who are new to this area of the subject. Probability plays an important part in many areas of philosophy, such as causation in metaphysics, induction in philosophy of science, and belief and justification in epistemology. This book: assumes no mathematical background and keeps the technicalities to a minimum explains the most important applications of probability theory to philosophy outlines the different kinds of probability and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each introduces and discusses key terms such as propensity, frequency, evidence and credence. D.H. Mellor presents and compares theories of probability in a simple and impartial way, making An Introduction to Probability for Philosophers essential reading for any philosophy student confronted with probability for the first time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415282505
ISBN-10: 0415282500
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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