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For the sake of the argument : Ramsey Test conditionals, inductive inference, and nonmonotonic reasoning

Author: Isaac Levi
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
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This book by one of the world's foremost philosophers in the fields of epistemology and logic offers an account of suppositional reasoning relevant to practical deliberation, explanation, prediction, and hypothesis testing. Suppositions made "for the sake of the argument" sometimes conflict with our beliefs, and when they do, some beliefs are rejected and others retained. Thanks to such hypothetical belief
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Levi
ISBN: 0521497132 9780521497138
OCLC Number: 32511791
Description: xv, 341 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Unextended Ramsey Tests --
3. Modality without Modal Ontology --
4. Aspects of Conditional Logic --
5. Nonmonotonicity in Belief Change and Suppositional Reasoning --
6. Inductive Expansion --
7. Defaults --
8. Matters of Degree --
9. Normality and Expectation --
10. Agents and Automata.
Responsibility: Isaac Levi.
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