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Nomic probability and the foundations of induction

Author: John L Pollock
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dealing with the subject of probalilistic reasoning, this text attempts to make general philosophic sense of objective probabilities and explores their relationship to the problem of induction.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pollock, John L.
Nomic probability and the foundations of induction.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(DLC) 89031084
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John L Pollock
ISBN: 1423734688 9781423734680 160256602X 9781602566026 9780195060133 019506013X 1280524162 9781280524165
OCLC Number: 191952979
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 344 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Physical Probability; 2. Computational Principles; 3. Acceptance Rules; 4. Direct Inference and Definite Probabilities; 5. Induction; 6. Recapitulation; 7. Exotic Computational Principles; 8. Advanced Topics: Defeasible Reasoning; 9. Advanced Topics: Acceptance Rules; 10. Advanced Topics: Direct Inference; 11. Advanced Topics: Induction; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Appendix: Main Principles.
Responsibility: John L. Pollock.

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