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The Resource The foundations of scientific inference, Wesley C. Salmon ; with an introductory essay by Christopher Hitchcock

The foundations of scientific inference, Wesley C. Salmon ; with an introductory essay by Christopher Hitchcock

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The foundations of scientific inference
Title
The foundations of scientific inference
Statement of responsibility
Wesley C. Salmon ; with an introductory essay by Christopher Hitchcock
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Language
eng
Summary
"After its publication in 1967, The Foundations of Scientific Inference taught a generation of students and researchers about the problem of induction, the interpretation of probability, and confirmation theroy, Fifty years later, Wesley C. Salmon's book remains one of the clearest introductions to these fundamental problems in the philosophy of science. With this work, Salmon presented a coherent vision of the nature of scientific reasoning, explored the philosophical underpinnings of scientific investigation, and introduced readers to key movements in epistemology and to leading philosophers of the twentieth century, developing his own distinctive views on topics that are still of central importance today. This anniversary edition features an introduction by Christopher Hitchcock, which examines the book's origins, influences, and major themes, its impact and enduring effects, and the disputes it raised, and revisits Salmon's ideas for a new audience of philosophers, historians, scientists, and students."--
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Salmon, Wesley C
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
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Hitchcock, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Induction (Mathematics)
  • Probabilities
  • Inference
Label
The foundations of scientific inference, Wesley C. Salmon ; with an introductory essay by Christopher Hitchcock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introductory essay / Christopher Hitchcock -- Introduction -- The problem of induction -- Attempted solutions -- Significance of the problem -- The philosophical problem of probability -- Interpretations of probability -- Inferring relative frequencies -- The confirmation of scientific hypotheses -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn959265653
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
50th anniversity edition
Extent
xxxv, 157 pages
Isbn
9780822964568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
(OCoLC)959265653
Label
The foundations of scientific inference, Wesley C. Salmon ; with an introductory essay by Christopher Hitchcock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introductory essay / Christopher Hitchcock -- Introduction -- The problem of induction -- Attempted solutions -- Significance of the problem -- The philosophical problem of probability -- Interpretations of probability -- Inferring relative frequencies -- The confirmation of scientific hypotheses -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn959265653
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
50th anniversity edition
Extent
xxxv, 157 pages
Isbn
9780822964568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
(OCoLC)959265653

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