Betting on Theories
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BeschreibungThis book is a major contribution to decision theory, focusing on the question of when it is rational to accept scientific theories.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; 1. The logic of preference; 2. Transitivity and normality; 3. Independence; 4. Subjective probability in science; 5. Diachronic rationality; 6. The concept of acceptance; 7. The significance of acceptance; 8. Representation theorem; 9. Scientific values; 10. Proof of theorem; Bibliography.
Pressestimmen"Maher's book is wonderfully clear and accessible to readers with little mathematical sophistication. ...his proof of his representation theorem is more accessible than those written by and for mathematicians." Canadian Philosophical Reviews "By developing a concept of rational cognitive decision making, Betting on Theories opens promising and exciting research programs for both decision making theory and the philosophy of science." Journal of Economic Literature "...The arguments purporting this position are interesting and worth discussing." Reinhard Suck, Mathematical Reviews
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Probabili'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 1993
Seitenanzahl: 324 Seiten