Philosophy of Probability

Philosophy of Probability

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Philosophy of Probability provides a comprehensive introduction to theoretical issues that occupy a central position in disciplines ranging from philosophy of mind and epistemology to cognitive science, decision theory and artificial intelligence. Some contributions shed new light on the standard conceptions of probability (Bayesianism, logical and computational theories); others offer detailed analyses of two important topics in the field of cognitive science: the meaning and the representation of (partial) belief, and the management of uncertainty. The authors of this well-balanced account are philosophers as well as computer scientists (among them, L.J. Cohen, D. Miller, P. Gardenfors, J. Vickers, D. Dubois and H. Prade). This multidisciplinary approach to probability is designed to illuminate the intricacies of the problems in the domain of cognitive inquiry. No one interested in epistemology or aritificial intelligence will want to miss it.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 157.5 x 223.5 x 22.9mm | 589.68g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • XIV, 296 p.
  • 0792323858
  • 9780792323853

Table of contents

Introduction. 1: Personalistic Bayesianism; C. Howson. 2: On Higher Order Beliefs; N.-E. Sahlin. 3: On the Logic of Relevance; P. Gardenfors. 4: Diverging Distributions; D. Miller. 5: Inductive Logic Revisited; J.-P. Dubucs. 6: Probability and Utility; J.M. Vickers. 7: What has Probability to Do with Strength of Belief; L.J. Cohen. 8: Randomness, Unpredictability and Absence of Order: the Identification by the Theory of Recursivity of the Mathematical Notion of Random Sequence; J.-P. Delahaye. 9: A Glance at Non-Standard Models and Logics of Uncertainty and Vaguness; D. Dubois, H. Prade. 10: Causal Laws are Objectifications of Inductive Schemes; W. Spohn. 11. Probabilistic Inference in Artificial Intelligence: the Method of Bayesian networks; J.-L. Golmard.
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