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Cambridge Philosophy Classics Logic of Statistical Inference

by Ian Hacking, Jan-Willem Romeijn

Cambridge Philosophy Classics Logic of Statistical Inference Synopsis

One of Ian Hacking's earliest publications, this book showcases his early ideas on the central concepts and questions surrounding statistical reasoning. He explores the basic principles of statistical reasoning and tests them, both at a philosophical level and in terms of their practical consequences for statisticians. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, and including a specially commissioned preface written by Jan-Willem Romeijn, illuminating its enduring importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, Hacking's influential and original work has been revived for a new generation of readers.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781107144958
Publication date: 26th August 2016
Author: Ian Hacking, Jan-Willem Romeijn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 226 pages
Categories: Philosophy: logic,

About Ian Hacking, Jan-Willem Romeijn

Ian Hacking is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He has published extensively on logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of maths and metaphysics. His most recent publications include Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics At All? (Cambridge, 2014), Scientific Reason (2009) and Exercises in Analysis (Cambridge, 2009).

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