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Reason and prediction

Author: Simon Blackburn
Publisher: London : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digital reprintView all editions and formats
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In the end Dr Blackburn produces a rationale for belief in certain short-term predictions based on his reinterpretation of the classical principle of indifference. He claims that a justification for  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Blackburn
ISBN: 9780521087421 9780521108225 0521108225 0521087422
OCLC Number: 488436586
Notes: Originally published: 1973
Originally presented as the author's thesis, Cambridge, 1969
Description: viii, 175 s. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. A statement of the problem; 2. The analysis of reason; 3. The logic of increasing confidence; 4. Goodman's paradox; 5. Probability and reasons; 6. The principle of indifference; 7. Successful policies; 8. Objectivity and prediction; Bibliographical index.
Responsibility: Simon Blackburn
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