Choice and Chance An Introduction to Inductive Logic

ISBN-10: 0534557376
ISBN-13: 9780534557379
Edition: 4th 2000 (Revised)
Authors: Brian Skyrms
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List price: $111.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/4/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792

This definitive survey of the hottest issues in inductive logic sets the stage for further classroom discussion.

Preface
Basics of Logic
Introduction
The Structure of Simple Statements
The Structure of Complex Statements
Simple and Complex Properties
Validity
Probability and Inductive Logic
Introduction
Arguments
Logic
Inductive versus Deductive Logic
Epistemic Probability
Probability and the Problems of Inductive Logic
The Traditional Problem of Induction
Introduction
Hume's Argument
The Inductive Justification of Induction
The Prgmatic Justification of Induction
Summary
The Goodman Paradox and the New Riddle of Induction
Introduction
Regularities and Projection
The Goodman Paradox
The Goodman Paradox, Regularity, and the Principle of the Uniformity of Nature
Summary
Mill's Methods of Experimental Inquiry and the Nature of Causality
Introduction
Causality and Necessary and Sufficient Conditions
Mill's Methods
The Direct Method of Agreement
The Inverse Method of Agreement
The Method of Difference
The Combined Methods
The Application of Mill's Methods
Sufficient Conditions and Functional Relationships
Lawlike and Accidental Conditions
The Probability Calculus
Introduction
Probability, Arguments, Statements, and Properties
Disjunction and Negation Rules
Conjunction Rules and Conditional Probability
Expected Value of a Gamble
Bayes' Theorem
Probability and Causality
Kinds of Probability
Introduction
Rational Degree of Belief
Utility
Ramsey
Relative Frequency
Chance
Probability and Scientific Inductive Logic
Introduction
Hypothesis and Deduction
Quantity and Variety of Evidence
Total Evidence
Convergence to the Truth
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index

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