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Scientific Inference by Harold Jeffreys

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This book is in very good condition. The cover has some minor creases to the corners on the front and rear covers. Internally the pages are all clean, tight and unmarked.

A scientific theory is originally based on a particular set of observations. How can it be extended to apply outside this original range of cases? This question, which is fundamental to natural philosophy, is considered in detail in this book, which was originally published in 1931, and first published as this third edition in 1973. Sir Harold begins with the principle that 'it is possible to learn from experience and to make inferences from beyond the data directly known to sensation'. He goes on to analyse this principle, discuss its status and investigate its logical consequences. The result is a book of importance to anyone interested in the foundations of modern scientific method. His thesis provides a consistent account of how the theories proposed by physicists have been derived from, and are supported by, experimental data.

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Author(s):
Harold Jeffreys
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 x 1.6 x 21.6 cm
Edition:
Print on demand
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1406768782
ISBN-13:
9781406768787
Number of pages:
247
Publisher:
Bertrams Print On Demand
Title:
Scientific Inference

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This book is in very good condition. The cover has some minor creases to the corners on the front and rear covers. Internally the pages are all clean, tight and unmarked.

A scientific theory is originally based on a particular set of observations. How can it be extended to apply outside this original range of cases? This question, which is fundamental to natural philosophy, is considered in detail in this book, which was originally published in 1931, and first published as this third edition in 1973. Sir Harold begins with the principle that 'it is possible to learn from experience and to make inferences from beyond the data directly known to sensation'. He goes on to analyse this principle, discuss its status and investigate its logical consequences. The result is a book of importance to anyone interested in the foundations of modern scientific method. His thesis provides a consistent account of how the theories proposed by physicists have been derived from, and are supported by, experimental data.

Author(s):
Harold Jeffreys
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 x 1.6 x 21.6 cm
Edition:
Print on demand
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1406768782
ISBN-13:
9781406768787
Number of pages:
247
Publisher:
Bertrams Print On Demand
Title:
Scientific Inference

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