© 2007

Induction, Algorithmic Learning Theory, and Philosophy

  • Michèle Friend
  • Norma B. Goethe
  • Valentina S. Harizanov

Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction to the Philosophy and Mathematics of Algorithmic Learning Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Valentina S. Harizanov, Norma B. Goethe, Michèle Friend
      Pages 1-24
  3. Technical Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Eric Martin, Arun Sharma, Frank Stephan
      Pages 55-110
    3. Iraj Kalantari
      Pages 145-154
  4. Philosophy Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Oliver Schulte
      Pages 157-178
    3. Kevin T. Kelly
      Pages 199-217
    4. Clark Glymour
      Pages 219-232
    5. Norma B. Goethe
      Pages 233-258
    6. Brendan Larvor
      Pages 259-278
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-287

About this book


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, truth-directed approach to the philosophy of science and induction, epistemology, logic, and statistics.


Algorithm Chomsky languages Computer Deduction Epistemology Formal learning theory Induction Philosophy of Science algorithms issue learning philosophy science statistics truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Michèle Friend
    • 1
  • Norma B. Goethe
    • 2
  • Valentina S. Harizanov
    • 3
  1. 1.George Washington UniversityWashingtonU.S.A
  2. 2.National University of CordobaCordobaArgentina
  3. 3.George Washington UniversityWashingtonU.S.A

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