L. Jonathan Cohen
November 1, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780367418007 - CAT# K451458
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Logic
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Originally published in 1973. This book presents a valid mode of reasoning that is different to mathematical probability. This inductive logic is investigated in terms of scientific investigation. The author presents his criteria of adequacy for analysing inductive support for hypotheses and discusses each of these criteria in depth. The chapters cover philosophical problems and paradoxes about experimental support, probability and justifiability, ending with a system of logical syntax of induction. Each section begins with a summary of its contents and there is a glossary of technical terms to aid the reader.
Preface. Introduction 1. Some Elementary Principles in the Logical Syntax of Experimental Support 2. The Ranking of Experimental Support 3. Problems and Paradoxes about Experimental Support 4. Induction and Probability 5. Some Non-Standard Uses of Induction 6. The Justifiability of Induction 7. A Formalisation of Inductive Syntax. Glossary of Technical Terms