Science, Belief and Behaviour: Essays in Honour of R B Braithwaite

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Professor of Philosophy D H Mellor, D. H. Mellor
CUP Archive, Mar 6, 1980 - Philosophy - 227 pages
This volume is a collection of original essays by eminent philosophers written for R. B. Braithwaite's eightieth birthday to celebrate his work and teaching. In one way or another, all the essays reflect his central concern with the impact of science on our beliefs about the world and the responses appropriate to that. Together they testify to the signal importance of his contributions in areas of philosophy bearing on this concern: the philosophy of science, especially of the statistical sciences, theories of belief and of probability, decision theory and games theory. This book, which includes a full bibliography of Professor Braithwaite's work, will interest advanced students and professionals in the fields of philosophy and psychology.
 

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Contents

The possibility of absolutism
23
Science and the organization of belief
43
analogyclusters within and without
61
A revised regularity view of scientific laws
87
Necessities and universals in natural laws
105
Induction as self correcting according to Peine
127
their meaning acceptance and
161
How is it reasonable to base preferences on estimates of chance?
179
Welfare rights and fairness
203
Bibliography of the philosophical writings
219
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About the author (1980)

D. H. Mellor is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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