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Skyrms, Brian

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Works: 47 works in 303 publications in 5 languages and 9,228 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: BC91, 161
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Most widely held works about Brian Skyrms
 
Most widely held works by Brian Skyrms
Choice and chance; an introduction to inductive logic by Brian Skyrms( Book )

61 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution of the social contract by Brian Skyrms( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new edition of Evolution of the Social Contract, Brian Skyrms uses evolutionary game theory to analyze the genesis of social contracts and investigates social phenomena including justice, communication, altruism, and bargaining. Featuring new material on evolution and information transfer, and including recent developments in game theory and evolution literature, his book introduces and applies appropriate concepts of equilibrium and evolutionary dynamics, showing how key issues can be modelled as games and considering the ways in which evolution sometimes supports, and sometimes does not support, rational choice. He discusses topics including how bargaining with neighbours promotes sharing of resources, the diversity of behavior in ultimatum bargaining in small societies, the Prisoner's Dilemma, and an investigation into signalling games and the spontaneous emergence of meaningful communication. His book will be of great interest to readers in philosophy of science, social science, evolutionary biology, game and decision theory, and political theory"--
Causal necessity : a pragmatic investigation of the necessity of laws by Brian Skyrms( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatics and empiricism by Brian Skyrms( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of rational deliberation by Brian Skyrms( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stag hunt and the evolution of social structure by Brian Skyrms( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a study of ideas of cooperation and collective action. The point of departure is a prototypical story found in Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality. Rousseau contrasts hunting hare, where the risk of noncooperation is small but the reward is equally small, with hunting the stag, where maximum cooperation is required but the reward is much greater. Rational agents are pulled in one direction by considerations of risk and in another by considerations of mutual benefit."
The dynamics of norms( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the social sciences norms are sometimes taken to play a key explanatory role. Yet norms differ from group to group, from society to society, and from species to species. How are norms formed and how do they change?" "This "state-of-the-art" collection of essays presents some of the best contemporary research into the dynamical processes underlying the formation, maintenance, metamorphosis, and dissolution of norms. The volume combines formal modeling with more traditional analysis, and considers biological and cultural evolution, individual learning, and rational deliberation." "In filling a significant gap in the current literature this volume will be of particular interest to economists, political scientists, and sociologists, in addition to philosophers of the social sciences."--Jacket
Probability and conditionals : belief revision and rational decision by Ellery Eells( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a state-of-the-art collection of essays on the relation between probabilities, especially conditional probabilities, and conditionals. It provides new negative results that sharply limit the ways conditionals can be related to conditional probabilities. There are also positive ideas and results that will open up new areas of research. The collection is intended to honor Ernest W. Adams, whose seminal work is largely responsible for creating this area of inquiry. In addition to describing, evaluating, and applying Adams's work, these contributions extend his ideas in directions he may or may not have anticipated, but that he certainly inspired. This volume should be of interest to a wide range of philosophers of science, as well as to computer scientists and linguists
The logic of strategy by Cristina Bicchieri( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This philosophical study of rationality and knowledge, includes causal versus evidential decision theory, and counterfactual reasoning in games. And analyzes common knowledge assumptions in game theory, and evaluations of the normal versus extensive form formulations of complex decision problems
Signals : evolution, learning, & information by Brian Skyrms( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian Skyrms offers a demonstration of how fundamental signals are to our world. He uses various scientific tools to examine how meaning & communication develop. Signals operate in networks of senders & receivers at all levels of life, transmitting & processing information. That is how humans & animals think & interact
Causation, chance, and credence by Irvine Conference on Probability and Causation( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic, methodology, and philosophy of science IX : proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Uppsala, Sweden, August 7-14, 1991 by methodology and philosophy of science International Congress of logic( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the product of the Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and contains the text of most of the invited lectures. Divided into 15 sections, the book covers a wide range of different issues. The reader is given the opportunity to learn about the latest thinking in relevant areas other than those in which they themselves may normally specialise
Existence and explanation : essays presented in honor of Karel Lambert by Wolfgang Spohn( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays is dedicated to 'Joe' Karel Lambert. The contributors are all personally affected to Joe in some way or other, but they are definitely not the only ones. Whatever excuses there are - there are some -, the editors apologize to whomever they have neglected. But even so the collection displays how influential Karel Lambert has been, personally and through his teaching and his writings. The display is in alphabetical order - with one exception: Bas van Fraassen, being about the earliest student of Karel Lambert, opens the collection with some reminiscences. Naturally, one of the focal points of this volume is Lambert's logical thinking and (or: freed of) ontological thinking. Free logic is intimately connected with description theory. Bas van Fraassen gives a survey of the development of the area, and Charles Daniels points to difficulties with definite descriptions in modal contexts and stories. Peter Woodruff addresses the relation between free logic and supervaluation semantics, presenting a novel condition which recovers desirable metatheoretic properties for free logic under that semantics. Terence Parsons shows how free logic can be utilized in interpreting sentences as purporting to denote events (true ones succeed and false ones fail) and how this helps to understand natural language
From Zeno to arbitrage : essays on quantity, coherence, and induction by Brian Skyrms( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian Skyrms presents a set of influential essays which deploy formal methods to address epistemological and metaphysical questions. The first part of the book focuses on quantity; the second on degrees of belief, belief revision, and coherence; the third on aspects of inductive reasoning
Causation in decision, belief change, and statistics by Irvine conference on Probability and causation( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social dynamics by Brian Skyrms( Book )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Important essays by a leading expert in the field Trailblazing work at the scientific end of philosophy Brian Skyrms presents eighteen essays which apply adaptive dynamics (of cultural evolution and individual learning) to social theory. Altruism, spite, fairness, trust, division of labor, and signaling are treated from this perspective. Correlation is seen to be of fundamental importance. Interactions with neighbors in space, on static networks, and on co-evolving dynamics networks are investigated. Spontaneous emergence of social structure and of signaling systems are examined in the context of learning dynamics."--Back cover
Proceedings of the Irvine Conference on Probability and Causation by Irvine Conference on Probability and Causation( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causation in Decision, Belief Change, and Statistics Proceedings of the Irvine Conference on Probability and Causation by William L Harper( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers collected here are, with three exceptions, those presented at a conference on probability and causation held at the University of California at Irvine on July 15-19, 1985. The exceptions are that David Freedman and Abner Shimony were not able to contribute the papers that they presented to this volume, and that Clark Glymour who was not able to attend the conference did contribute a paper. We would like to thank the National Science Foundation and the School of Humanities of the University of California at Irvine for generous support. WILLIAM HARPER University of Western Ontario BRIAN SKYRMS University of California at Irvine Vll INTRODUCTION PART I: DECISIONS AND GAMES Causal notions have recently corne to figure prominently in discussions about rational decision making. Indeed, a relatively influential new approach to theorizing about rational choice has come to be called "causal decision theory". 1 Decision problems such as Newcombe's Problem and some versions of the Prisoner's Dilemma where an act counts as evidence for a desired state even though the agent knows his choice of that act cannot causally influence whether or not the state obtains have motivated causal decision theorists
Interpreting probability : controversies and developments in the early twentieth century by David Howie( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term probability can be used in two main senses. In the frequency interpretation it is a limiting ratio in a sequence of repeatable events. In the Bayesian view, probability is a mental construct representing uncertainty. This book is about these two types of probability and investigates how, despite being adopted by scientists and statisticians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Bayesianism was discredited as a theory of scientific inference during the 1920s and 1930s. Through the examination of a dispute between two British scientists, the author argues that a choice between the two interpretations is not forced by pure logic or the mathematics of the situation, but depends on the experiences and aims of the individuals involved. The book should be of interest to students and scientists interested in statistics and probability theories and to general readers with an interest in the history, sociology and philosophy of science
Causation, Chance and Credence Proceedings of the Irvine Conference on Probability and Causation Volume 1 by Brian Skyrms( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers collected here are, with three exceptions, those presented at a conference on probability and causation held at the University of California at Irvine on July 15-19, 1985. The exceptions are that David Freedman and Abner Shimony were not able to contribute the papers that they presented to this volume, and that Clark Glymour who was not able to attend the conference did contribute a paper. We would like to thank the National Science Foundation and the School of Humanities of the University of California at Irvine for generous support. WILLIAM HARPER University of Western Ontario BRIAN SKYRMS University of California at Irvine VII INTRODUCTION TO CAUSATION, CHANCE, AND CREDENCE The search for causes is so central to science that it has sometimes been taken as the defining attribute of the scientific enterprise. Yet even after twenty-five centuries of philosophical analysis the meaning of "cause" is still a matter of controversy, among scientists as well as philosophers. Part of the problem is that the servicable concepts of causation built out of Necessity, Sufficiency, Locality, and Temporal Precedence were constructed for a deterministic world-view which has been obsolete since the advent of quantum theory. A physically credible theory of causation must be, at basis, statistical. And statistical analyses of caus ation may be of interest even when an underlying deterministic theory is assumed, as in classical statistical mechanics
 
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Evolution of the social contract
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Brian Skyrms Amerikaans wiskundige

Brian Skyrms profesor de lógica, filosofía de la ciencia y economía de la Universidad de California

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Evolution of the social contractThe stag hunt and the evolution of social structureThe dynamics of normsProbability and conditionals : belief revision and rational decisionThe logic of strategySignals : evolution, learning, & informationCausation, chance, and credenceExistence and explanation : essays presented in honor of Karel Lambert