skip to content
An introduction to probability and inductive logic Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

An introduction to probability and inductive logic

Author: Ian Hacking
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This is an introductory textbook on probability and induction written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of science. The book has been designed to offer maximal accessibility to the widest range of students (not only those majoring in philosophy) and assumes no formal training in elementary symbolic logic. It offers a comprehensive course covering all basic definitions of induction and probability, and  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hacking
ISBN: 0521772877 9780521772877 0521775019 9780521775014
OCLC Number: 44969631
Description: xvii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Logic --
1. Logic --
2. What is inductive logic? --
How to calculate probabilities --
3. The gambler's fallacy --
4. Elementary probability ideas --
5. Conditional probability --
6. The basic rules of probability --
7. Bayes' rule --
How to combine probabilities and utilities --
8. Expected value --
9. Maximizing expected value --
10. Decision under uncertainty --
Kinds of probability --
11. What do you mean? --
12. Theories about probability --
Probability as a measure of belief --
13. Personal probabilities --
14. Coherence --
15. Learning from experience --
Probability as frequency --
16. Stability --
17. Normal approximations --
18. Significance and power --
19. Confidence and inductive behavior --
Probability applied to philosophy --
20. The philosophical problem of induction --
21. Learning from experience as an evasion of the problem of induction --
22. Inductive behavior as an evasion of the problem of induction.
Other Titles: Probability and inductive logic
Responsibility: Ian Hacking.
More information:

Abstract:

An introductory 2001 textbook on probability and induction written by a foremost philosopher of science.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'Hacking's book excels ... especially in the practical, concrete examples. It uses minimal mathematics and presumes no acquaintance with symbolic logic. It is well suited for graduate or advanced Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44969631> # An introduction to probability and inductive logic
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "44969631" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3858253812#Place/cambridge_u_k> ; # Cambridge, U.K.
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3858253812#Topic/inductie_logica> ; # Inductie (logica)
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/160/e21/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BC141> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3858253812#Topic/probabilites> ; # Probabilités
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3858253812#Topic/probabilidade_filosofia> ; # Probabilidade (filosofia)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3858253812#Topic/logica> ; # Lógica
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1077737> ; # Probabilities
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/970736> ; # Induction (Logic)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3858253812#Topic/induction_logique> ; # Induction (Logique)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3858253812#Topic/waarschijnlijkheidstheorie> ; # Waarschijnlijkheidstheorie
   schema:alternateName "Probability and inductive logic" ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/108543172> ; # Ian Hacking
   schema:datePublished "2001" ;
   schema:description "This is an introductory textbook on probability and induction written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of science. The book has been designed to offer maximal accessibility to the widest range of students (not only those majoring in philosophy) and assumes no formal training in elementary symbolic logic. It offers a comprehensive course covering all basic definitions of induction and probability, and considers such topics as decision theory, Bayesianism, frequency ideas, and the philosophical problem of induction. The key features of this book are a lively and vigorous prose style; lucid and systematic organization and presentation of ideas; many practical applications; a rich supply of exercises drawing on examples from such fields as psychology, ecology, economics, bioethics, engineering, and political science; numerous brief historical accounts of how fundamental ideas of probability and induction developed; and a full bibliography of further reading. -- Back cover."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3858253812> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "An introduction to probability and inductive logic"@en ;
   schema:productID "44969631" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/44969631#PublicationEvent/cambridge_u_k_new_york_cambridge_university_press_2001> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3858253812#Agent/cambridge_university_press> ; # Cambridge University Press
   schema:url <http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=3313676> ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/cam024/00045503.html> ;
   schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10005738> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521775014> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521772877> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA154400> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/44969631> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3858253812#Agent/cambridge_university_press> # Cambridge University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Cambridge University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3858253812#Topic/induction_logique> # Induction (Logique)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Induction (Logique)"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3858253812#Topic/probabilidade_filosofia> # Probabilidade (filosofia)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Probabilidade (filosofia)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3858253812#Topic/waarschijnlijkheidstheorie> # Waarschijnlijkheidstheorie
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Waarschijnlijkheidstheorie"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1077737> # Probabilities
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Probabilities"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/970736> # Induction (Logic)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Induction (Logic)"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/108543172> # Ian Hacking
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Hacking" ;
   schema:givenName "Ian" ;
   schema:name "Ian Hacking" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521772877>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0521772877" ;
   schema:isbn "9780521772877" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521775014>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0521775019" ;
   schema:isbn "9780521775014" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.