Description 
1 online resource (xiii, 287 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Logic, epistemology and the unity of science ; v. 9 

Logic, epistemology and the unity of science ; v. 9

Contents 
1. Introduction to the philosophy and mathematics of algorithmic learning theory / Valentina S. Harizanov, Norma B. Goethe, Michèle Friend  pt. 1. Technical papers  2. Inductive inference systems for learning classes of algorithmically generated sets and structures / V.S. Harizanov  3. Deduction, induction, and beyond in parametric logic / Eric Martin, Arun Sharma, Frank Stephan  4. How simplicity helps you find the truth without pointing at it / Kevin t. Kelly  5. Introduction over the continuum / Iraj Kalantari  pt. 2. Philosophy papers  6. Logically reliable inductive inference / Oliver Schulte  7. Some philosophical concerns about the confidence in 'confident learning' / M. Friend  8. How to do things with an infinite regress / Kevin T. Kelly  9. Tradeoffs / Clark Glymour  10. Two ways of thinking about induction / N.B. Goethe  11. Between history and logic / Brendan Larvor 
Summary 
This is the first book to collect essays from philosophers, mathematicians and computer scientists working at the exciting interface of algorithmic learning theory and the epistemology of science and inductive inference. Readable, introductory essays provide engaging surveys of different, complementary, and mutually inspiring approaches to the topic, both from a philosophical and a mathematical viewpoint. Building upon this base, subsequent papers present novel extensions of algorithmic learning theory as well as bold, new applications to traditional issues in epistemology and the philosophy of science. The volume is vital reading for students and researchers seeking a fresh, truthdirected approach to the philosophy of science and induction, epistemology, logic, and statistics 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Computer algorithms.


Machine learning.


Mathematics  Philosophy.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Friend, Michèle, editor


Goethe, Norma B., editor


Harizanov, Valentina S., editor

ISBN 
1402061269 

1402061277 

9781402061264 

9781402061271 
