Error and Inference

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Error and Inference

By Deborah G. Mayo

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Although both philosophers and scientists are interested in how to obtain reliable knowledge in the face of error, there is a gap between their perspectives that has been an obstacle to progress. By means of a series of exchanges between the editors and leaders from the philosophy of science, statistics and economics, this volume offers a cumulative introduction connecting problems of traditional philosophy of science to problems of inference in statistical and empirical modelling practice. Philosophers of science and scientific practitioners are challenged to reevaluate the assumptions of their own theories - philosophical or methodological. Practitioners may better appreciate the foundational issues around which their questions revolve and thereby become better 'applied philosophers'. Conversely, new avenues emerge for finally solving recalcitrant philosophical problems of induction, explanation and theory testing.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> Science

Error and Inference
Recent Exchanges on Experimental Reasoning, Reliability, and the Objectivity and Rationality of Scie
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 10/26/09
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 051170058X
ISBN 13: 9780511700583
Print ISBN: 9780521880084

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