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Critical rationalism : a restatement and defence / David Miller.

By: Miller, David.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : Open Court, 1994Description: xiii, 264 páginas ; 23 cm.Content type: Texto Media type: Sin mediación Carrier type: VolumenISBN: 0812691970; 0812691989.Subject(s): Popper, Karl Raimund 1902-1994 -- Crítica e interpretación | Filosofía de la ciencia | Inducción (Lógica) | A12 - Relación de la economía con otras disciplinasDDC classification: 501 Other classification: A12
Contents:
1. Conjectural knowledge: 1.1. The problem of induction ; 1.2. Outline of falsificationism ; 1.3. Conclusion -- 2. Popper’s solution of the problem of induction: 2.1. Enumeration of objections ; 2.2. Elimination of objections ; 2.3.Concluion -- 3. A critique of good reasons: 3.1. Introduction: the constitution of rationalism ; 3.2. Three independent theses ; 3.3. The unobtainability of good reasons ; 3.4. The unusability of good reasons ; 3.5. The unnecessariness of good reasons -- 4. Comprehensively critical rationalism: an assessment: 4.1. Bartley ; 4.2. Comprehensively critical rationalism ; 4.3. Criticisms of CCR -- 5. Hume: Bacon = Gödel: Hilbert: 5.1. Introduction ; 5.2. Hilbert and Gödel ; 5.3. Bacon and Hume ; 5.4. Gödel and Hume ; 5.5. Response to Gödel ; 5.6. Four responses to Hume ; 5.7. Three more responses to Hume ; 5.8. Falsificationism and some variants ; 5.9. Two final responses to Hume ; 5.10. Conclusion -- 6. Three lost labours of deductivism: 6.1. Deductivism ; 6.2. Preferences among theories ; 6.3. Scotching skepticism ; 6.4. Cosmetic rationalism ; 6.5. Pure bayesianism -- 7. On the maximization of expected futility: 7.1. Introduction ; 7.2. The requirement of Total evidence ; 7.3. Good’s answer ; 7.4. Acquiring a Necktie ; 7.5. Criticism of good’s answer ; 7.6. Probability kinematics ; 7.7. Acquiring a Necktie (continued) ; 7.8. Conclusion -- 8. Diverging distributions: 8.1. Introduction ; 8.2. The logistic function ; 8.3. The binomial distribution ; 8.4. A chaotic distribution ; 8.5. Another chaotic distribution ; 8.6. Scientific objectivity ; 8.7. Approximate distributions ; 8.8. Conclusion -- 9. Objective probabilities: 9.1. Introduction ; 9.2. The frequency interpretation of probability ; 9.3. The falsifiability of probability statements ; 9.4. The propensity interpretation of probability ; 9.5. Criticisms of the propensity interpretation ; 9.6. Probability as instantaneous frequency -- 10. Truth, truthlikeness, approximate truth: 10.1. The problem of verisimilitude ; 10.2. Verisimilitude as an Aim ; 10.3. An alternative approach ; 10.4. Some logical notes -- 11. Impartial truth.
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1. Conjectural knowledge: 1.1. The problem of induction ; 1.2. Outline of falsificationism ; 1.3. Conclusion -- 2. Popper’s solution of the problem of induction: 2.1. Enumeration of objections ; 2.2. Elimination of objections ; 2.3.Concluion -- 3. A critique of good reasons: 3.1. Introduction: the constitution of rationalism ; 3.2. Three independent theses ; 3.3. The unobtainability of good reasons ; 3.4. The unusability of good reasons ; 3.5. The unnecessariness of good reasons -- 4. Comprehensively critical rationalism: an assessment: 4.1. Bartley ; 4.2. Comprehensively critical rationalism ; 4.3. Criticisms of CCR -- 5. Hume: Bacon = Gödel: Hilbert: 5.1. Introduction ; 5.2. Hilbert and Gödel ; 5.3. Bacon and Hume ; 5.4. Gödel and Hume ; 5.5. Response to Gödel ; 5.6. Four responses to Hume ; 5.7. Three more responses to Hume ; 5.8. Falsificationism and some variants ; 5.9. Two final responses to Hume ; 5.10. Conclusion -- 6. Three lost labours of deductivism: 6.1. Deductivism ; 6.2. Preferences among theories ; 6.3. Scotching skepticism ; 6.4. Cosmetic rationalism ; 6.5. Pure bayesianism -- 7. On the maximization of expected futility: 7.1. Introduction ; 7.2. The requirement of Total evidence ; 7.3. Good’s answer ; 7.4. Acquiring a Necktie ; 7.5. Criticism of good’s answer ; 7.6. Probability kinematics ; 7.7. Acquiring a Necktie (continued) ; 7.8. Conclusion -- 8. Diverging distributions: 8.1. Introduction ; 8.2. The logistic function ; 8.3. The binomial distribution ; 8.4. A chaotic distribution ; 8.5. Another chaotic distribution ; 8.6. Scientific objectivity ; 8.7. Approximate distributions ; 8.8. Conclusion -- 9. Objective probabilities: 9.1. Introduction ; 9.2. The frequency interpretation of probability ; 9.3. The falsifiability of probability statements ; 9.4. The propensity interpretation of probability ; 9.5. Criticisms of the propensity interpretation ; 9.6. Probability as instantaneous frequency -- 10. Truth, truthlikeness, approximate truth: 10.1. The problem of verisimilitude ; 10.2. Verisimilitude as an Aim ; 10.3. An alternative approach ; 10.4. Some logical notes -- 11. Impartial truth.

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