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Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic

ISBN-10: 0521775019
ISBN-13: 9780521775014
Edition: 2001
Authors: Ian Hacking
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Description: This introductory textbook on probability and induction offers comprehensive coverage of all the basic definitions of induction and probability, and considers such topics as decision theory, Bayesianism, and the philosophical problem of induction.

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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

This introductory textbook on probability and induction offers comprehensive coverage of all the basic definitions of induction and probability, and considers such topics as decision theory, Bayesianism, and the philosophical problem of induction.

Ian Hacking is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. He holds the chair of Philosophy and History of Concepts at the College de France. Among his many books, the most recent is Rewriting the Soul.

Logic
Logic
What is inductive logic?
How to Calculate Probabilities
The gambler's fallacy
Elementary probability
Conditional probability
Basic laws of probability
Bayes' rule
How to Combine Probabilities and Utilities
Expected value
Maximizing expected value
Decision under uncertainty
Kinds of Probability
What do you mean?
Theories about probability
Probability as a Measure of Belief
Personal probabilities
Coherence
Learning from experience
Probability as Frequency
Stability
Normal approximations
Significance
Confidence and inductive behaviour
Probability Applied to Philosophy
The philosophical problem of induction
Learning from experience as an evasion of the problem
Inductive behaviour as an evasion of the problem

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