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Description - An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic by Ian Hacking

This is an introductory textbook on probability and induction written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of science. The book has been designed to offer maximal accessibility to the widest range of students (not only those majoring in philosophy) and assumes no formal training in elementary symbolic logic. It offers a comprehensive course covering all basic definitions of induction and probability, and considers such topics as decision theory, Bayesianism, frequency ideas, and the philosophical problem of induction. The key features of this book are a lively and vigorous prose style; lucid and systematic organization and presentation of ideas; many practical applications; a rich supply of exercises drawing on examples from such fields as psychology, ecology, economics, bioethics, engineering, and political science; numerous brief historical accounts of how fundamental ideas of probability and induction developed; and a full bibliography of further reading.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521775014
ISBN-10: 0521775019
Format: Paperback
(253mm x 177mm x 20mm)
Pages: 322
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian Hacking

Ian Hacking is the winner of the Holberg International Memorial Prize 2009.

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