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Truthlikeness for Multidimensional, Quantitative Cognitive Problems

Author: I A Kieseppä
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1996.
Series: Synthese library, 254.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is concerned with the problem of applying the theory of verisimilitude to cognitive problems of a quantitative nature. Attention is mostly focused on hypotheses concerned with (physical or other) systems whose state can be represented with an element of a multidimensional state space, but hypotheses concerned with quantitative laws are also considered. The book provides a systematic introduction to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: I A Kieseppä
ISBN: 9789401705509 940170550X
OCLC Number: 851387533
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 223 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. On Competing Theories of Verisimilitude and on Evaluating Them --
3. The Problems of Arbitrariness and Vagueness --
4. The Measures of Verisimilitude of the Similarity Approach --
5. Verisimilitude and the Standard Structuralist Framework --
6. The Structuralist Definitions of Verisimilitude --
7. Galileo, Aristotle, and Some Difficulties with Quantitative Laws --
8. Concluding Remarks --
Notes --
References --
Index of Names --
Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Synthese library, 254.
Responsibility: by I.A. Kieseppä.

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Philosophers of science have produced a variety of definitions for the notion of one sentence, theory or hypothesis being closer to the truth, more verisimilar, or more truthlike than another one.  Read more...

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