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Induction, Probability, & Confirmation

Volume 6: Minnesota Studies in Philosophy of Science

Table of Contents

Confirmation and Relevance…3
Wesley C. Salmon, University of Arizona

Carnap's Empiricism…37
Richard C. Jeffrey, University of Pennsylvania

Bayesian Methods and the Initial Probabilities of Theories…50

Mary Hesse, University of Cambridge

Induction and Empiricism: A Bayesian-Frequentist Alternative…106
Grover Maxwell, University of Minnesota

Shimony's A Priori Arguments for Tempered Personalism…166
Paul Teller, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle

Vindication: A Reply to Paul Teller…204
Abner Shimony, Boston University

The Epistemological Roots of Scientific Knowledge…212
Ronald N. Giere, University of Indiana

The Uses of Probability and the Choice
of a Reference Class…262
Henry Kyburg, University of Rochester

Induction, Rational Acceptance, and Minimally Inconsistent Sets…295
Keith Lehrer, University of Arizona

Confirmation and Parsimony…324
George Schlesinger, University of North Carolina

Comments on "Confirmation and Parsimony"…343
Paul Teller, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle

Rejoinder to Professor Teller…347
George Schlesinger, University of North Carolina

The Measure of All Things…350
David Miller, University of Warwick

Names, Random Samples, and Carnap…367
William H. Hanson, University of Minnesota

Presuppositions of Propensity Theories of Probability…388
Tom Settle, University of Guelph

Popper's Propensity Interpretation of Probability and Quantum Mechanics…416
Jeffrey Bub, University of Western Ontario

The Psychology of Inference and Expectation: Some Preliminary Remarks…430
Walter Weimer, Pennsylvania State University

Mach's Principle and the Laws of Logic…487
Peter Caws, Hunter College

Physical Laws and the Nature of Philosophical Reduction…496
Brian Skyrms, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle

Paradoxes of Cosmological Self-Reference…530
Robert M. Anderson, Jr., Stanford Medical School

Indexes…543

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