The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective

Probabilities, Laws, and Structures

Editors: Dieks, D., Gonzalez, W.J., Hartmann, S., Stöltzner, M., Weber, M. (Eds.)

  • State of the art discussion of research topics in philosophy of science such as Causal Realism and  Technomathematical Models in the Social Sciences  
  • Discusses an interdisciplinary approach towards philosophy of science
  • Focuses on European Perspectives​
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This volume, the third in this Springer series, contains selected papers from the four workshops organized by the ESF Research Networking Programme "The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective" (PSE) in 2010: Pluralism in the Foundations of Statistics Points of Contact between the Philosophy of Physics and the Philosophy of Biology The Debate on Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences Historical Debates about Logic, Probability and Statistics The volume is accordingly divided in four sections, each of them containing papers coming from the workshop focussing on one of these themes. While the programme's core topic for the year 2010 was probability and statistics, the organizers of the workshops embraced the opportunity of building bridges to more or less closely connected issues in general philosophy of science, philosophy of physics and philosophy of the special sciences. However, papers that analyze the concept of probability for various philosophical purposes are clearly a major theme in this volume, as it was in the previous volumes of the same series. This reflects the impressive productivity of probabilistic approaches in the philosophy of science, which form an important part of what has become known as formal epistemology - although, of course, there are non-probabilistic approaches in formal epistemology as well. It is probably fair to say that Europe has been particularly strong in this area of philosophy in recent years.​

Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Dutch Book Arguments and Imprecise Probabilities

    Bradley, Seamus

    Pages 3-17

  • Objectifying Subjective Probabilities: Dutch Book Arguments for Principles of Direct Inference

    Childers, Timothy

    Pages 19-28

  • The Foundations of Statistics: Inference vs. Decision

    Niiniluoto, Ilkka

    Pages 29-41

  • On the Verisimilitude of Tendency Hypotheses

    Festa, Roberto

    Pages 43-55

  • Tweety, or Why Probabilism and even Bayesianism Need Objective and Evidential Probabilities

    Schurz, Gerhard

    Pages 57-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Probabilities, Laws, and Structures
Editors
  • Dennis Dieks
  • Wenceslao J. Gonzalez
  • Stephan Hartmann
  • Michael Stöltzner
  • Marcel Weber
Series Title
The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3030-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3030-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3029-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9966-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 512
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