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The Philosophy of logical mechanism : essays in honor of Arthur W. Burks, with his responses ; with a bibliography of works of Arthur W. Burks

Author: Arthur W Burks; Merrilee H Salmon
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, ©1990.
Series: Synthese library, v. 206.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is divided into two parts. Part II consists of a book-length essay by Burks in which he lays out his philosophy of logical mechanism while responding to the papers in Part I.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Philosophy of logical mechanism.
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, ©1990
(OCoLC)645008347
Named Person: Arthur W Burks; Arthur W Burks; Arthur W Burks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur W Burks; Merrilee H Salmon
ISBN: 0792303253 9780792303251
OCLC Number: 19814566
Description: x, 553 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: I: Critial Essays.- Is Science Really Inductive?.- Bolzano's Theory of Induction.- Cellular Space Models: New Formalism for Simulation and Science.- Some Reflections on Logical Truth as A Priori.- Semantics and Ontology: Arthur Burks and the Computational Perspective.- Names and Attitudes.- Machines and Behavior.- Finite Automata and Human Beings.- On Guiding Rules.- Actuality and Potentiality.- Burks's Logic of Conditionals.- Presuppositions and the Normative Content of Probability Statements.- Arthur Burks on the Presuppositions of Induction.- Taking Physical Probability Seriously.- Presuppositions of Induction.- Scientific Objectivity and the Evaluation of Hypotheses.- II: The Philosophy of Logical Mechanism.- The Philosophy of Logical Mechanism Replies by Arthur W. Burks.- 1.Introduction.- 2. The Logic of Science.- 2.1 What are the foundations of science?.- 2.2 Rules of induction and their formalization.- 2.3 Logical formalization and computer simulation.- 2.4 Modes of truth.- 3. Computer and Minds.- 3.1 Language and the environment.- 3.2 Persons and robots.- 3.3 Mind from the inner point of view.- 3.4 Mind and body.- 4. Evolution and Induction.- 4.1 Causal laws.- 4.2 Evolution and the presuppositions of induction.- 4.3 Probabilistic laws and empirical probabilities.- 4.4 Evolution, science, and values.- 5. The Philosophy of Logical Mechanism.- Notes.- References.- Bibliography of Works by Arthur W. Burks.- Name Index.
Series Title: Synthese library, v. 206.
Responsibility: edited by Merrilee H. Salmon.

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