The Meaning of the Concept of Probability in Application to Finite Sequences (Routledge Revivals)

By Hilary Putnam

© 1990 – Routledge

146 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1990, this is a reissue of Professor Hilary Putnam’s dissertation thesis, written in 1951, which concerns itself with The Meaning of the Concept of Probability in Application to Finite Sequences and the problems of the deductive justification for induction. Written under the direction of Putnam’s mentor, Hans Reichenbach, the book considers Reichenbach’s idealization of very long finite sequences as infinite sequences and the bearing this has upon Reichenbach’s pragmatic vindication of induction.

Table of Contents

1. The General Nature of the Problem and of the Required Solution 2. The Calculus of Probability and its Interpretation 3. Induction 4. The Justification of Induction

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT009000
MATHEMATICS / Finite Mathematics
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI011000
PHILOSOPHY / Logic