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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press in [Pittsburgh] .
Written in English

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  • Science -- Philosophy.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Wesley C. Salmon.
SeriesPitt paperback, 28
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ175 .S234
The Physical Object
Pagination157 p. :
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19438917M

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Salmon's book covers the broad problem of scientific inference, from induction and its challenges, to potential solutions, to alternative methods of inference like deductivism. This is not a book on induction per se, but given its central role in scientific inference, it sets the tone and directs the course of Salmon's investigations.4/5. After its publication in , The Foundations of Scientific Inference taught a generation of students and researchers about the problem of induction, the interpretation of probability, and confirmation theory. Fifty years later, Wesley C. Salmon’s book remains one of the clearest introductions to these fundamental problems in the philosophy of science. Not since Ernest Nagel’s monograph on the theory of probability has there been a comprehensive elementary survey of the philosophical problems of probablity and induction. This is an authoritative and up-to-date treatment of the subject, and yet it is relatively brief and ’s skeptical arguments regarding the justification of induction are taken as a point of departure. The Foundations of Scientific Inference: 50th Anniversary Edition. In this Book. Additional Information. The Foundations of Scientific Inference: 50th Anniversary Edition Wesley C. Salmon’s book remains one of the clearest introductions to these fundamental problems in the philosophy of science. With this work, Salmon presented a coherent Author: Wesley C. Salmon.

  Originally published in This book is a critical survey of the views of scientific inference that have been developed since the end of World War I. It contains some detailed exposition of ideas – notably of Keynes – that were cryptically put forward, often quoted, but nowhere by: In May of we organized an international research colloquium on foundations of probability, statistics, and statistical theories of science at the University of Western Ontario. During the past four decades there have been striking formal advances in our understanding of logic, semantics and algebraic structure in probabilistic and. The Foundation series is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac collected in , for thirty years the series was a trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in Asimov began adding new volumes in , with two sequels: Foundation's Edge and Foundation and Earth, and.   Foundations of Science focuses on significant methodological and philosophical topics concerning the structure and the growth of science. It serves as a forum for exchange of views and ideas among working scientists and theorists of science, and promotes interdisciplinary cooperation.

Part of the Foundation Universe. Listed in chronological order. For publication order see here The Foundation series is a science fiction series by Isaac Asimov which covers a span of about years. It consists of seven volumes that are closely linked to each other, although they can be read separately. In May of we organized an international research colloquium on foundations of probability, statistics, and statistical theories of science at the University of Western Ontario. During the past four decades there have been striking formal advances in our understanding of logic, semantics and.   Rather, it is the author's pragmatic-to-philosophical opinions about the rational, gnoseological roots of inference (not just "scientific") and/or the lack of them, that I find extremely modern, and even more needed today than when the book was first written, back in I highly recommend this text to everybody, in almost any walk of life/5(2). The Foundations Of Scientific Inference Book Description: Not since Ernest Nagel's monograph on the theory of probability has there been a comprehensive elementary survey of the philosophical problems of probablity and induction.