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Choice and chance : an introduction to inductive logic

Author: Brian Skyrms
Publisher: Encino, Calif. : Dickenson Pub. Co., [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Skyrms, Brian.
Choice and chance.
Encino, Calif. : Dickenson Pub. Co., [1975]
(OCoLC)624470325
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Skyrms
ISBN: 0822101343 9780822101345
OCLC Number: 1206168
Description: 220 pages : graphs ; 23 cm
Contents: I: Probability and induction --
Arguments --
Logic --
Inductive versus deductive logic --
The general and the specific --
Epistemic probability --
Probability and the problems of inductive logic --
II: The traditional problem of induction --
Hume's argument --
The inductive justification of induction --
The pragmatic justification of induction --
An attempted dissolution of the traditional problem of induction --
III: The Goodman paradox and the new riddle of induction --
Regularities and projection --
The Goodman paradox --
The Goodman paradox, regularity, and the principle of the uniformity of nature --
IV: Mill's methods of experimental inquiry and the nature of causality --
The structure of simple statements --
The structure of complex statements --
Simple and complex properties --
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 --
V: The probability calculus --
Probability, arguments, statements, and properties --
Disjunction and negation rules --
Conjunction rules and conditional probability --
Expected value of a gamble --
Rational decision making and probability as a guide to life --
Bayes' theorem.
Responsibility: Brian Skyrms.

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