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978-1-78661-507-7 • Hardback • May 2020 • $133.00 • (£102.00)
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André C. R. Martins is an Associate Professor in the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (EACH) at Universidade de São Paulo (USP). He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics and was Visiting Professor at École Polytechnique, at the Research Center in Applied Epistemology (CREA) in Paris.
- Cognition and knowledge / 2. Individual Reasoning / 3. Groups and Ideas / 4. A need for standards / 5. Logic and Artificial Worlds / 6. Probabilistic induction and its limits / 7. Decisions / 8. Dangers of deciding on ideas / 9. Theories and Philosophy of Science / 10. Auxiliary hypothesis / 11. Solomonoff machines / 12. On Arguments and fallacies / 13. As many as possible / 14. Quantum Mechanics / 15. Current problems in physics / 16. The Humanities / 17. Data and theories / 18. Conclusion
Educating people to integrate the concept of incompressible uncertainty within their rational process of decision, I found both original and relevant. The book provides a good tutorial to adopt this nontrivial feature, being aware that determining a priori which choice is right, is often out of reach. Uncertainty is unavoidable and irreducible, although it can be discarded in many cases.
— Serge Galam, Director, CNRS (Centre Nationale de la recherche scientifique) and Sciences Po; Paris