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Author Bostrom, Nick, 1973-

Title Anthropic bias : observation selection effects in science and philosophy / Nick Bostrom
Published New York : Routledge, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 224 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in philosophy
Studies in philosophy (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Fine-Tuning in Cosmology -- Ch. 3. Anthropic Principles: The Motley Family -- Ch. 4. Thought Experiments Supporting the Self-Sampling Assumption -- Ch. 5. The Self-Sampling Assumption in Science -- Ch. 6. The Doomsday Argument -- Ch. 7. Invalid Objections Against the Doomsday Argument -- Ch. 8. Observer-Relative Chances in Anthropic Reasoning? -- Ch. 9. Paradoxes of the Self-Sampling Assumption -- Ch. 10. Observation Selection Theory: A Methodology for Anthropic Reasoning -- Ch. 11. Observation Selection Theory Applied
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-217) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Anthropic principle.
Observation (Scientific method)
Selectivity (Psychology)
Observer Variation.
Evaluation Studies as Topic.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001058887
ISBN 0203953460
113671099X (electronic bk.)
9781136710995 (electronic bk.)