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The book of evidence

Author: Peter Achinstein
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford studies in philosophy of science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is required for something to be evidence for an hypothesis? In this text, Peter Achinstein, introduces here a basic concept of potential evidence which is characterised using a novel epistemic interpretation of probability.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Achinstein
ISBN: 0195143892 9780195143898
OCLC Number: 57237650
Description: 1 online resource (290 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The dean's challenge --
Concepts of evidence, or how the electron got its charge --
Two major probabilistic theories of evidence --
What's wrong with these probabilistic theories of evidence? --
Objective epistemic probability --
Evidence, high probability, and belief --
The explanatory connection --
Final definitions and realism --
Two paradoxes of evidence: ravens and grue --
Explanation versus prediction: which carries more evidential --
Old-age and new-age holism --
Evidence for molecules: Jean Perrin and molecular reality --
Who really discovered the electron?
Series Title: Oxford studies in philosophy of science.
Responsibility: Peter Achinstein.

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What is required for something to be evidence for an hypothesis? The distinguished philosopher of science, Peter Achinstein, introduces here a basic concept of "potential" evidence which is  Read more...

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Peter Achinstein has written a book for anyone who wonders what has happened to confirmation theory and the interpretation of probability among philosophers of science since the golden age of Hempel, Read more...

 
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