Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook

Induction and Deduction in the Sciences

Editors: Stadler, Friedrich (Ed.)

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The articles in this volume deal with the main inferential methods that can be applied to different kinds of experimental evidence. These contributions - accompanied with critical comments - by renowned scholars in the field of philosophy of science aim at removing the traditional opposition between inductivists and deductivists. They explore the different methods of explanation and justification in the sciences in different contexts and with different objectives.
The volume contains contributions on methods of the sciences, especially on induction, deduction, abduction, laws, probability and explanation, ranging from logic, mathematics, natural to the social sciences. They present a highly topical pluralist re-evaluation of methodological and foundational procedures and reasoning, e.g. focusing in Bayesianism and Artificial Intelligence.
They document the second international conference in Vienna on "Induction and Deduction in the Sciences" as part of the Scientific Network on "Historical and Contemporary Perspectives of Philosophy of Science in Europe", funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF).

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Induction and Deduction in the Philosophy of Science: A Critical Account since the Methodenstreit

    Stadler, Friedrich

    Pages 1-15

  • Historicizing Deduction: Scientific Method, Critical Debate, and the Historian

    Hacohen, Malachi

    Pages 17-23

  • Inference to the Best Theory, Rather than Inference to the Best Explanation — Kinds of Abduction and Induction

    Kuipers, Theo A. F.

    Pages 25-51

  • The Significance of Explanatory Considerations

    Grobler, Adam

    Pages 53-56

  • Truth-Seeking by Abduction

    Niiniluoto, Ilkka

    Pages 57-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Induction and Deduction in the Sciences
Editors
  • Friedrich Stadler
Series Title
Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2196-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2196-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1967-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6555-1
Series ISSN
0929-6328
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 359
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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