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Publication Date: 1967
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Not since Ernest Nagel's 1939 monograph on the theory of probability has there been a comprehensive elementary survey of the philosophical problems of probablity and induction. This is an authoritative and up-to-date treatment of the subject, and yet it is relatively brief and nontechnical. Hume's skeptical arguments regarding the justification of induction are taken as a point of departure, and a variety of traditional and contemporary ways of dealing with this problem are considered. The author then sets forth his own criteria of adequacy for interpretations of probability. Utilizing these criteria he analyzes contemporary theories of probability , as well as the older classical and subjective interpretations.Wesley Salmon is the author of 'The Foundations Of Scientific Inference (Pitt Paperback)', published 1967 under ISBN 9780822951186 and ISBN 0822951185.
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