Cambridge University Press (2009)

Aris Spanos
Virginia Tech
Deborah Mayo
Virginia Tech
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.
Keywords Inference  Science Philosophy  Science Methodology
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Call number Q175.32.I54.E77 2010
ISBN(s) 9780521880084   9780511654749   0521880084   0521180252
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