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The Resource Betting on theories, Patrick Maher, (electronic book)

Betting on theories, Patrick Maher, (electronic book)

Label
Betting on theories
Title
Betting on theories
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Maher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a major contribution to decision theory, focusing on the question of when it is rational to accept scientific theories. The author examines both Bayesian decision theory and confirmation theory, refining and elaborating the views of Ramsey and Savage. He argues that the most solid foundation for confirmation theory is to be found in decision theory, and he provides a decision-theoretic derivation of principles for how many probabilities should be revised over time. Professor Maher defines a notion of accepting a hypothesis, and then shows that it is not reducible to probability and that it is needed to deal with some important questions in the philosophy of science. A Bayesian decision-theoretic account of rational acceptance is provided together with a proof of the foundations for this theory. A final chapter shows how this account can be used to cast light on such vexed issues as verisimilitude and scientific realism
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Maher, Patrick
Index
index present
LC call number
QA279.4
LC item number
.M33 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in probability, induction and decision theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Decision making
Label
Betting on theories, Patrick Maher, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511527326
Extent
324 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511527326
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF
Label
Betting on theories, Patrick Maher, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511527326
Extent
324 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511527326
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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