Ockham'S Razors: A User'S Manual download free [PDF and Ebook] by Elliott Sober

Ockham'S Razors: A User'S Manual download free [PDF and Ebook] by Elliott Sober year 2017
  • Book name: Ockham'S Razors: A User'S Manual
  • Author: Elliott Sober
  • Release date: 2017/12/5
  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9781107692534
  • Rating: 9.39 of 10
  • Votes: 852
  • Review by: Autumn Allan
  • Review rating: 9.91 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/16
  • Total pages: 322
  • Includes a PDF summary of 32 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Ockham's razor, the principle of parsimony, states that simpler theories are better than theories that are more complex. It has a history dating back to Aristotle and it plays an important role in current physics, biology, and psychology. The razor also gets used outside of science - in everyday life and in philosophy. This book evaluates the principle and discusses its many applications. Fascinating examples from different domains provide a rich basis for contemplating the principle's promises and perils. It is obvious that simpler theories are beautiful and easy to understand; the hard problem is to figure out why the simplicity of a theory should be relevant to saying what the world is like. In this book, the ABCs of probability theory are succinctly developed and put to work to describe two 'parsimony paradigms' within which this problem can be solved.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 14H45M29S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Science, Philosophy Of Science
  • Available formats: TXT, DOC, PPTX, FB2, EPUB, WORD, HTM, PDF. Compressed in BZ2, DMG, CBZ, ZIP, TAR.XZ, XZ, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 33.53 USD
  • Dimensions: 175x247x15mm
  • Weight: 660g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Cambridge, United Kingdom
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