Springer Graduate Texts in Philosophy

Readings in Formal Epistemology

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Editors: Arló-Costa, Horacio, Hendricks, Vincent F., van Benthem, Johan (Eds.)

  • Strengthens the ties between research in philosophy and its neighbouring intellectual principles
  • Provides separate introductions to the five fields of formal epistemology, an elaborate index and suggestions for further reading
  • Offers a complete teaching and research package for students as well as research scholars
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This volume presents 38 classic texts in formal epistemology, and strengthens the ties between research into this area of philosophy and its neighbouring intellectual disciplines. The editors provide introductions to five subsections: Bayesian Epistemology, Belief Change, Decision Theory, Interactive Epistemology and Epistemic Logic.

'Formal epistemology' is a term coined in the late 1990s for a new constellation of interests in philosophy, the origins of which are found in earlier works of epistemologists, philosophers of science and logicians. It addresses a growing agenda of problems concerning knowledge, belief, certainty, rationality, deliberation, decision, strategy, action and agent interaction – and it does so using methods from logic, probability, computability, decision and game theory. The volume also includes a thorough index and suggestions for further reading, and thus offers a complete teaching and research package for students as well as research scholars of formal epistemology, philosophy, logic, computer science, theoretical economics and cognitive psychology.

About the authors

The late Horacio Arló-Costa was Professor of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania. Arló-Costa served as editor for the Review of Symbolic Logic, as area editor in epistemology for Synthese and as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Philosophical Logic. Vincent F. Hendricks is Director of the Center for Information and Bubble Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His recent publications include Handbook of Formal Philosophy (2012), Epistemic Logic: 5 Questions (2010), Probability and Statistics: 5 Questions (2009), Mainstream and Formal Epistemology (2007) and The Convergence of Scientific Knowledge (2001). Johan van Benthem is University Professor emeritus of pure and applied logic at the University of Amsterdam, Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and Distinguished Foreign Expert at Tsinghua University, Beijing. His recent publications include Logical Dynamics of Information and Interaction (2011), Modal Logic for Open Minds (2010), Exploring Logical Dynamics (1996) and Language in Action (1995). Van Benthem is co-editor, with Alice ter Meulen, of the Handbook of Logic and Language (1997).

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Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • Agency and Interaction What We Are and What We Do in Formal Epistemology

    Helzner, Jeffrey (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Introduction

    Arló-Costa, Horacio (et al.)

    Pages 15-19

  • Truth and Probability

    Ramsey, Frank P.

    Pages 21-45

  • Probable Knowledge

    Jeffrey, Richard C.

    Pages 47-65

  • Fine-Grained Opinion, Probability, and the Logic of Full Belief

    Fraassen, Bas C.

    Pages 67-89

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Readings in Formal Epistemology
Book Subtitle
Sourcebook
Editors
  • Horacio Arló-Costa
  • Vincent F. Hendricks
  • Johan van Benthem
Series Title
Springer Graduate Texts in Philosophy
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20451-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20451-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20450-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 937
Number of Illustrations and Tables
135 b/w illustrations
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