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Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference Audiobook

Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference

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Publisher's Summary

According to David Hume, the concept of causation and probability are to be understood in terms of the concepts of similarity and repetition. In this book, it is shown that they are to be understood in terms of the concept of continuity. One corollary is that there is no legitimate basis for skepticism concerning the legitimacy of inductive inference. Another is that anti-realism about theoretical entities is misconceived.

©2016 John-Michael Kuczynski (P)2016 John-Michael Kuczynski

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    ideal for students, number 1


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    discussion of computers and probability


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    discussion of computers and probability


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    searingly sharp

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    philosophy meets science


    What did you like best about this story?

    the combination of philosophy and science


    Which character – as performed by John-Michael Kuczynski – was your favorite?

    the discussion of computers


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    almost, but a lot of info for one sitting


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    sharp, witty

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    top 20, out of 100 or so


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference?

    the discussion of causation


    Have you listened to any of John-Michael Kuczynski’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, he's getting better, sound quality is good. more commanding


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    a lot of information. clear. complex. but clear. hard to explain.


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    a distinctive and authentic voice. i really like this guy.

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    If you could sum up Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference in three words, what would they be?

    fast, accurate, true


    What other book might you compare Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference to and why?

    maybe some book by j.s. mill, one of those great treatise writers of yesterday. the author is a 'theory builder'--a big idea man, like darwin, freud, one of those people.


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    It was direct. No varnish. But subtly modulated, beneath a hard hitting exterior.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Too much info for that.


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    A brilliant book. I don't know why I hadn't heard of this guy before.

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    Top two or three.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kuczynski himself.


    What about John-Michael Kuczynski’s performance did you like?

    As a physics professor, I know how hard it is to give lectures. Kuczynski can lecture!


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    Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference.


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    heavy but fast paced, if that makes any sense.

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