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The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective

Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation

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

  • State of the art discussion of research topics in the philosophy of science
  • Comprehensive and interdisciplinary
  • Focus on European perspectives
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This volume, the second in the Springer series Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective, contains selected papers from the workshops organised by the ESF Research Networking Programme PSE (The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective) in 2009. Five general topics are addressed:
1. Formal Methods in the Philosophy of Science;
2. Philosophy of the Natural and Life Sciences;
3. Philosophy of the Cultural and Social Sciences;
4. Philosophy of the Physical Sciences;
5. History of the Philosophy of Science.
This volume is accordingly divided in five sections, each section containing papers coming from the meetings focussing on one of these five themes. However,  these sections are not completely independent and detached from each other. For example, an important connecting thread running through a substantial number of papers in this volume is the concept of probability: probability plays a central role in present-day discussions in formal epistemology, in the philosophy of the physical sciences, and in general methodological debates---it is central in discussions concerning explanation, prediction and confirmation. The volume thus also attempts to represent the intellectual exchange between the various fields in the philosophy of science that was central in the ESF workshops.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • The No Miracles Intuition and the No Miracles Argument

    Worrall, John

    Pages 11-21

  • The Scope and Limits of the No Miracles Argument1

    Psillos, Stathis

    Pages 23-35

  • Causation, Association and Confirmation

    Wheeler, Gregory (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • An Objective Bayesian Account of Confirmation

    Williamson, Jon

    Pages 53-81

  • An Explication of the Use of Inference to the Best Explanation

    Grobler, Adam

    Pages 83-91

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eBook $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation
Editors
  • Dennis Dieks
  • Wenceslao J. Gonzalez
  • Stephan Hartmann
  • Thomas Uebel
  • Marcel Weber
Series Title
The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1180-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1180-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1179-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3567-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 540
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