Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science

Belief Revision meets Philosophy of Science

Editors: Olsson, Erik, Enqvist, Sebastian (Eds.)

  • The first up-to-date book that addresses belief revision in the context of scientific enquiry
  • Provides a number of new perspectives that are likely to steer research in new directions
  • Establishes new connections between areas previously assumed unrelated, e.g. belief revision and conceptual spaces
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About this book

Belief revision theory and philosophy of science both aspire to shed light on the dynamics of knowledge – on how our view of the world changes (typically) in the light of new evidence. Yet these two areas of research have long seemed strangely detached from each other, as witnessed by the small number of cross-references and researchers working in both domains. One may speculate as to what has brought about this surprising, and perhaps unfortunate, state of affairs. One factor may be that while belief revision theory has traditionally been pursued in a bottom- up manner, focusing on the endeavors of single inquirers, philosophers of science, inspired by logical empiricism, have tended to be more interested in science as a multi-agent or agent-independent phenomenon.

Reviews

"[...] offers a rich and up-to-date inventory of contributions, which cover almost all the issues on the border between AGM and philosophy of science, laying the bases for a further, fruitful exploration of this exciting field of research."

Gustavo Cevolani (University of Bologna, Italy) and Roberto Festa (University of Trieste, Italy)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • AGM Theory and Artificial Intelligence

    Carnota, Raúl (et al.)

    Pages 1-42

  • Changing the Scientific Corpus

    Hansson, Sven Ove

    Pages 43-58

  • Idealizations, Intertheory Explanations and Conditionals

    Rott, Hans

    Pages 59-75

  • Abductive Belief Revision in Science

    Schurz, Gerhard

    Pages 77-104

  • A Structuralist Framework for the Logic of Theory Change

    Enqvist, Sebastian

    Pages 105-135

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eBook $209.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Belief Revision meets Philosophy of Science
Editors
  • Erik Olsson
  • Sebastian Enqvist
Series Title
Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9609-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9609-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9608-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3400-5
Series ISSN
2214-9775
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 359
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