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The Resource The foundations of scientific inference, Wesley C. Salmon ; with an introductory essay by Christopher Hitchcock

The foundations of scientific inference, Wesley C. Salmon ; with an introductory essay by Christopher Hitchcock

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The foundations of scientific inference
Title
The foundations of scientific inference
Statement of responsibility
Wesley C. Salmon ; with an introductory essay by Christopher Hitchcock
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After its publication in 1967, The Foundations of Scientific Inference taught a generation of students and researchers about the problem of induction, the interpretation of probability, and confirmation theroy, Fifty years later, 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 vision of the nature of scientific reasoning, explored the philosophical underpinnings of scientific investigation, and introduced readers to key movements in epistemology and to leading philosophers of the twentieth century, developing his own distinctive views on topics that are still of central importance today. This anniversary edition features an introduction by Christopher Hitchcock, which examines the book's origins, influences, and major themes, its impact and enduring effects, and the disputes it raised, and revisits Salmon's ideas for a new audience of philosophers, historians, scientists, and students."
Assigning source
--back cover
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salmon, Wesley C
Dewey number
501
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.S172 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hitchcock, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Induction (Mathematics)
  • Probabilities
  • Inference
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • SCIENCE / General
  • Induction (Mathematics)
  • Inference
  • Probabilities
  • Science
Label
The foundations of scientific inference, Wesley C. Salmon ; with an introductory essay by Christopher Hitchcock
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introductory essay / Christopher Hitchcock -- Introduction -- The problem of induction -- Attempted solutions -- Significance of the problem -- The philosophical problem of probability -- Interpretations of probability -- Inferring relative frequencies -- The confirmation of scientific hypotheses -- Conclusion
Control code
994439176
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Fiftieth anniversity edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxxv, 157 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822982944
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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charts.
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994439176
Label
The foundations of scientific inference, Wesley C. Salmon ; with an introductory essay by Christopher Hitchcock
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introductory essay / Christopher Hitchcock -- Introduction -- The problem of induction -- Attempted solutions -- Significance of the problem -- The philosophical problem of probability -- Interpretations of probability -- Inferring relative frequencies -- The confirmation of scientific hypotheses -- Conclusion
Control code
994439176
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Fiftieth anniversity edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxxv, 157 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822982944
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
charts.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1s5f14f
  • c36489f2-10d9-4ec4-bb46-1152716f5f9c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994439176

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