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An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic

An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic

SKU: 11549321 By Hacking Paperback ISBN: 978-0-521-77501-4 Edition: 1 Condition: New
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 the book are:

-A lively and vigorous prose style* Lucid and systematic organization and presentation of the 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.
-A full bibliography of further reading Although designed primarily for courses in philosophy, the book could certainly be read and enjoyed by those in the social sciences (particularly psychology, economics, political science and sociology) or medical sciences such as epidemiology seeking a reader-friendly account of the basic ideas of probability and induction.
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