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Ockham's Razors: A User's Manual

Ockham's Razors: A User's Manual


作者  /  Elliott Sober

出版社 / CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

出版日期 / 2015/07/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$1,085

售價 / 9折, NT$ 977

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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.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681435192003
ISBN 13 /9781107692534
ISBN 10 /1107692539
EAN /9781107692534

頁數322
尺寸24.7X17.4CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
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