From Zeno to Arbitrage: Essays on Quantity, Coherence, and Induction

Paperback | December 29, 2012

byBrian Skyrms

not yet rated|write a review
Brian Skyrms presents a set of influential essays on the nature of quantity, probability, coherence, and induction. The first part explores the nature of quantity and includes essays on tractarian nominalism, combinatorial possibility, and coherence. Part Two proceeds to examine coherentupdating of degrees of belief in various learning situations. Finally, in Part Three, Skyrms develops an account of aspects of inductive reasoning, which proceeds from specific problems to general considerations. These essays span the breadth of Skyrms's illustrious career and will be essentialreading for scholars and advanced students in philosophy of science and formal epistemology.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$35.95

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Brian Skyrms presents a set of influential essays on the nature of quantity, probability, coherence, and induction. The first part explores the nature of quantity and includes essays on tractarian nominalism, combinatorial possibility, and coherence. Part Two proceeds to examine coherentupdating of degrees of belief in various learning...

Brian Skyrms is Distinguished Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science and Economics at the University of California, Irvine. His interests cover a range of topics, including the evolution of conventions, the social contract, inductive logic, decision theory, rational deliberation, the metaphysics of logical atomism, causality, an...

other books by Brian Skyrms

Evolution of the Social Contract
Evolution of the Social Contract

Kobo ebook|Oct 30 2014

$24.29 online$31.50list price(save 22%)
The Stag Hunt and the Evolution of Social Structure
The Stag Hunt and the Evolution of Social Structure

Kobo ebook|Dec 15 2003

$24.29 online$31.50list price(save 22%)
see all books by Brian Skyrms
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:December 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199652813

ISBN - 13:9780199652815

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of From Zeno to Arbitrage: Essays on Quantity, Coherence, and Induction

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsI. Zeno and the Metaphysics of QuantityIntroduction1. Zeno's Paradox of Measure2. Tractarian Nominalism3. Logical Atoms and Combinatorial Possibility4. Strict Coherence, Sigma Coherence, and the Metaphysics of QuantityII. Coherent Degrees of BeliefIntroduction5. Higher Order Degrees of Belief6. A Mistake in Dynamic Coherence Arguments?7. Dynamic Coherence and Probability Kinematics8. Updating, Supposing, and MAXENT9. The Structure of Radical Probabilism10. Diachronic Coherence and Radical ProbabilismIII. InductionIntroduction11. Carnapian Inductive Logic for Markov Chains12. Carnapian Inductive Logic and Bayesian Statistics13. Bayesian Projectibility