Prediction – readings?

I’m working on a paper on prediction. It has a general philosophy of science focus and is not specific to epidemiology, but my interest in prediction was provoked by epidemiology. If anyone knows of existing work on prediction, that is philosophical in focus, I would be very interested to hear about it. I realise that there is a statistical literature on the topic but what strikes me is that there is very little treatment of prediction in the philosophy of science. There seems to be no “standard treatment”, as there is for explanation or confirmation; and nor are there clearly articulated competing positions on prediction, as there are concerning causation or laws of nature, for example – or so it seems to me. I would appreciate any confirmation or disconfirmation of these claims.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s