Philosophy of Probability: Contemporary Readings

Philosophy of Probability: Contemporary Readings

Philosophy of Probability: Contemporary Readings

by Paul Horwich

 

Philosophy of Probability: Contemporary Readings by Paul Horwich

Philosophy of Probability: Contemporary Readings

Philosophy of Probability: Contemporary Readings is the first anthology to collect essential readings in this important area of philosophy. Featuring the work of leading philosophers in the field such as Carnap, Hajek, Jeffrey, Joyce, Lewis, Loewer, Popper, Ramsey, van Fraassen, von Mises, and many others, the book looks in depth at the following key topics:

subjective probability and credence

probability updating: conditionalization and reflection

Bayesian confirmation theory

classical, logical, and evidential probability

frequentism

physical probability: propensities and objective chances.

The book features a useful primer on the mathematics of probability, and each section includes an introduction by the editor, as well as a guide to further reading. A broad-ranging and highly accessible exploration of the subject, Philosophy of Probability is ideal for any student of formal epistemology, philosophy of science, metaphysics, or philosophy of mathematics.

Philosophy of Probability: Contemporary Readings
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 159 x 235 x 30.48mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 31 Dec 2010
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • ISBN10: 0415483875
  • ISBN13: 9780415483872
  • Bestsellers rank: 447,252
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