The Resource Fading Foundations : Probability and the Regress Problem, by David Atkinson, Jeanne Peijnenburg, (electronic resource)

Fading Foundations : Probability and the Regress Problem, by David Atkinson, Jeanne Peijnenburg, (electronic resource)

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Fading Foundations : Probability and the Regress Problem
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Fading Foundations
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Probability and the Regress Problem
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by David Atkinson, Jeanne Peijnenburg
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eng
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book addresses the age-old problem of infinite regresses in epistemology. How can we ever come to know something if knowing requires having good reasons, and reasons can only be good if they are backed by good reasons in turn? The problem has puzzled philosophers ever since antiquity, giving rise to what is often called Agrippa's Trilemma. The current volume approaches the old problem in a provocative and thoroughly contemporary way. Taking seriously the idea that good reasons are typically probabilistic in character, it develops and defends a new solution that challenges venerable philosophical intuitions and explains why they were mistakenly held. Key to the new solution is the phenomenon of fading foundations, according to which distant reasons are less important than those that are nearby. The phenomenon takes the sting out of Agrippa's Trilemma; moreover, since the theory that describes it is general and abstract, it is readily applicable outside epistemology, notably to debates on infinite regresses in metaphysics. The book is a potential game-changer and a must for any advanced student or researcher in the field
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Atkinson, David
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0
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BD143-237
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non fiction
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1952-
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  • Peijnenburg, Adriana Johanna Maria
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Synthese Library, Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science
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383
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  • Philosophy
  • Operations research
  • Decision making
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Mathematical Logic and Foundations
  • Statistical Theory and Methods
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Operation Research/Decision Theory
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Fading Foundations : Probability and the Regress Problem, by David Atkinson, Jeanne Peijnenburg, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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txt
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rdacontent
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1. The Regress Problem -- 2. Epistemic Justification -- 3. The Probabilistic Regress -- 4. Fading Foundations and the Emergence of Justification -- 5 Finite Minds -- 6. Conceptual Objections -- 7. Higher-Order Probabilities -- 8. Loops and Networks
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XI, 238 p.
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Open Access
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9783319582955
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-319-58295-5
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-58295-5
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Fading Foundations : Probability and the Regress Problem, by David Atkinson, Jeanne Peijnenburg, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Regress Problem -- 2. Epistemic Justification -- 3. The Probabilistic Regress -- 4. Fading Foundations and the Emergence of Justification -- 5 Finite Minds -- 6. Conceptual Objections -- 7. Higher-Order Probabilities -- 8. Loops and Networks
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XI, 238 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9783319582955
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-58295-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-58295-5

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