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The Logic of Reliable Inquiry

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The Logic of Reliable Inquiry by Kevin T Kelly
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This book considers the question of the reliability of scientific methods. One method of inquiry can be said to be more reliable than another if it eventually arrives at the truth in more possible circumstances than the other method can. Kelly begins with a discussion of the philosophical significance of reliability, examines the reliability of computable methods, provides a general, topological perspective on reliable inference by "ideal" agents, and investigates the possibility of reliable enquiry in the face of theory-laden evidence and incommensurability. The text is extensively and amusingly illustrated and assumes only introductory knowledge of basic logic and computability theory.
Release date Australia
January 4th, 1996
Country of Publication
United States
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Oxford University Press Inc
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