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Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction


Blowout Sale! Save 72% on the Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction by John L Pollock at Active Social Books. MPN: line illustrations. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. In this book Pollock deals with the subject of probabilistic reasoning, making general philosophical sense of objective probabilities and exploring


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In this book Pollock deals with the subject of probabilistic reasoning, making general philosophical sense of objective probabilities and exploring their relationship to the problem of induction. He argues that probability is fundamental not only to physical science, but to induction, epistemology, the philosophy of science and much of the reasoning relevant to artificial intelligence. Pollock's main claim is that the fundamental notion of probability is nomic--that is, it involves the notion of natural law, valid across possible worlds. The various epistemic and statistical conceptions of probability, he demonstrates, are derived from this nomic notion. He goes on to provide a theory of statistical induction, an account of computational principles allowing some probabilities to be derived from others, an account of acceptance rules, and a theory of direct inference.

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Manufacturer:Oxford University Press
Brand:John L Pollock
Part Number:line illustrations
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Studio:Oxford University Press
MPN:line illustrations
EAN:9780195060133
Item Weight:1.48 pounds
Item Size:1.21 x 8.56 x 8.56 inches
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Package Size:5.88 x 1.12 x 1.12 inches

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