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Bayesian philosophy of science : variations on a theme by the Reverend Thomas Bayes

Author: Jan Sprenger; Stephan Hartmann
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Jan Sprenger and Stephan Hartmann offer a fresh approach to central topics in philosophy of science, including causation, explanation, evidence, and scientific models. Their Bayesian approach uses  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1099832340
Named Person: Thomas Bayes; Thomas Bayes
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Sprenger; Stephan Hartmann
ISBN: 9780191881671 0191881678
OCLC Number: 1104063265
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: First author's preface --
Second author's preface --
Contents --
List of figures --
List of tables --
Book overview --
Theme: Bayesian philosophy of science --
Variation 1: confirmation and induction --
Variation 2: the no alternatives argument --
Variation 3: scientific realism and the no miracles argument --
Variation 4: learning conditional evidence --
Variation 5: the problem of old evidence --
Variation 6: causal strength --
Variation 7: explanatory power --
Variation 8: intertheoretic reduction --
Variation 9: hypothesis tests and corroboration --
Variation 10: simplicity and model selection --
Variation 11: scientific objectivity --
Variation 12: models, idealizations and objective chance --
Conclusion: the theme revisited --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Jan Sprenger, Stephen Hartmann.

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