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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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smartest book on audible

Where does Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

ideal for students, number 1

Who was your favorite character and why?

no characters

Which scene was your favorite?

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

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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K's best book, love it

Would you consider the audio edition of Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference to be better than the print version?

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

Any additional comments?

sharp, witty

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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complex, difficult, brilliant

Where does Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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.

Any additional comments?

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

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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clear, thorough, intense

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.

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

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.

Any additional comments?

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

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Where does Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Theoretical Knowledge and Inductive Inference.

Any additional comments?

heavy but fast paced, if that makes any sense.