Induction and Deduction in the Sciences

  • Friedrich Stadler

Part of the Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook book series (VCIY, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Induction and Deduction in the Sciences

    1. I

    2. II

    3. III

      1. Ilkka Niiniluoto
        Pages 57-82
    4. IV

    5. V

      1. Wolfgang Spohn
        Pages 135-150
      2. Eckehart Köhler
        Pages 151-167
    6. VI

    7. VII

    8. VIII

    9. IX

    10. X

  3. General Part

    1. Report — Documentation

    2. Reviews

      1. Friedrich Stadler
        Pages 331-346
    3. Activities of the Institute Vienna Circle

      1. Friedrich Stadler
        Pages 347-350
      2. Friedrich Stadler
        Pages 350-351
    4. Obituary

      1. Friedrich Stadler
        Pages 353-354
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 355-361

About this book


The articles in this volume deal with the main inferential methods that can be applied to different kinds of experimental evidence. These contributions - accompanied with critical comments - by renowned scholars in the field of philosophy of science aim at removing the traditional opposition between inductivists and deductivists. They explore the different methods of explanation and justification in the sciences in different contexts and with different objectives.
The volume contains contributions on methods of the sciences, especially on induction, deduction, abduction, laws, probability and explanation, ranging from logic, mathematics, natural to the social sciences. They present a highly topical pluralist re-evaluation of methodological and foundational procedures and reasoning, e.g. focusing in Bayesianism and Artificial Intelligence.
They document the second international conference in Vienna on "Induction and Deduction in the Sciences" as part of the Scientific Network on "Historical and Contemporary Perspectives of Philosophy of Science in Europe", funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF).


Karl R. Popper logic philosophy of science probability science

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Stadler
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Vienna and Institut Vienna CircleAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6555-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2196-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-6328
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