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Error and inference : recent exchanges on experimental reasoning, reliability, and the objectivity and rationality of science

Author: Deborah G Mayo; Aris Spanos
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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By means of a series of exchanges between the editors and leaders from the philosophy of science, statistics and economics, this volume offers a cumulative introduction connecting problems of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah G Mayo; Aris Spanos
ISBN: 9780521180252 0521180252 9780521880084 0521880084
OCLC Number: 318100416
Description: xvii, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction and background / Deborah G. Mayo and Aris Spanos --
1. Learning from error, severe testing, and the growth of theoretical knowledge / Deborah G. Mayo --
2. The life of theory in the new experimentalism : can scientific theories be warranted? / Alan Chalmers --
Can scientific theories be warranted with severity? : exchanges with Alan Chalmers / Deborah G. Mayo --
3. Revisiting critical rationalism --
Critical rationalism, explanation, and severe tests / Alan Musgrave --
Toward progressive critical rationalism : exchanges with Alan Musgrave / Deborah G. Mayo --
4. Theory confirmation and novel evidence --
Error, tests, and theory confirmation / John Worrall --
Ad hoc save of a theory of adhocness? : exchanges with John Worrall / Deborah G. Mayo --
5. Induction and severe testing --
Mill's sins or Mayo's errors? / Peter Achinstein --
Sins of the epistemic probabilist : exchanges with Peter Achinstein / Deborah G. Mayo --
6. Theory testing in economics and the error-statistical perspective / Aris Spanos --
7. New perspectives on (some old) problems of frequentist statistics --
Frequentist statistics as a theory of inductive inference / Deborah G. Mayo and David Cox --
Objectivity and conditionality in frequentist inference / David Cox and Deborah G. Mayo --
An error in the argument from conditionality and sufficiency to the likelihood principle / Deborah G. Mayo --
On a new philosophy of frequentist inference : exchanges with David Cox and Deborah G. Mayo / Aris Spanos --
8. Causal modeling, explanation and severe testing --
Explanation and truth / Clark Glymour --
Explanation and testing exchanges with Clark Glymour / Deborah G. Mayo --
Graphical causal modeling and error statistics : exchanges with Clark Glymour / Aris Spanos --
9. Error and legal epistemology --
Anomaly of affirmative defenses / Larry Laudan --
Error and the law : exchanges with Larry Laudan / Deborah G. Mayo.
Responsibility: edited by Deborah G. Mayo, Aris Spanos.

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