This book publishes 31 of the author's selected papers which have appeared, with one exception, since 1970. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the philosophy of science. Part I is concerned with general methodology, including formal and axiomatic methods in science. Part II is concerned with causality and explanation. The papers extend the author's earlier work on a probabilistic theory of causality. The papers in Part III are concerned with probability and measurement, especially foundational questions about probability. Part IV consists of several papers, including two historical ones, on the foundations of physics, with the main emphasis being on quantum mechanics. Part V, the longest part, is on the foundations of psychology and includes papers mainly on learning and perception. The book is aimed at philosophers of science, scientists concerned with the methodology of the social sciences, and mathematical psychologists interested in theories of learning, perception and measurement.I shall give some detailed examples later in terms of the language of random variables. ... There is a common core of ordinary talk that almost all of us understand who speak English as a first language or as a highly developed secondanbsp;...
|Title||:||Models and Methods in the Philosophy of Science: Selected Essays|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 1993-05-31|