Howson, Colin

Professor Colin Howson  


Position held

Experience keywords:

Bayesian methodology; euthanasia; foundations; logic; philosophy; probability; science


French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

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Howson, Colin (2016) Regularity and infinitely tossed coins European Journal for Philosophy of Science. ISSN 1879-4912

Howson, Colin (2016) Repelling a Prussian charge with a solution to a paradox of Dubins Synthese. 1-9. ISSN 0039-7857


Howson, Colin (2015) What probability probably isn't Analysis, 75 (1). 53-59. ISSN 0003-2638

Howson, Colin (2015) Does information inform confirmation? Synthese. 1-15. ISSN 0039-7857

Howson, Colin (2015) David Hume's no-miracles argument begets a valid No-Miracles Argument Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 54. 41-45. ISSN 00393681


Howson, Colin (2014) Finite additivity, another lottery paradox and conditionalisation Synthese, 191 (5). 989-1012. ISSN 0039-7857


Howson, Colin (2013) Exhuming the no-miracles argument Analysis, 73 (2). 205-211. ISSN 0003-2638

Howson, Colin (2013) Hume’s theorem Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 44 (3). 339-346. ISSN 00393681


Howson, Colin (2012) Modelling uncertain inference Synthese, 186 (2). 475-492. ISSN 0039-7857


Howson, Colin (2011) Bayesianism as a pure logic of Inference In: Bandyopadhyay, P and Foster, M, (eds.) Philosophy of Statistics. Handbook of the Philosophy of Science. North Holland, Oxford, UK, 441-472. ISBN 9780444518620

Howson, Colin (2011) No answer to Hume International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 25 (3). 279-284. ISSN 0269-8595

Howson, Colin (2011) Objecting to God Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521186650

Howson, Colin (2011) Truth and the liar In: DeVidi, David and Hallet, Michael and Clark, Peter, (eds.) Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Vintage Enthusiasms: Essays in Honour of John L. Bell. The Western Ontario series in philosophy of science (75). Springer. ISBN 9789400702134


Howson, Colin (2009) Sorites is no threat to modus ponens: a reply to Kochan International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 23 (2). 209-212. ISSN 0269-8595

Howson, Colin (2009) Can logic be combined with probability? Probably Journal of Applied Logic, 7 (2). 177-187. ISSN 1570-8683


Howson, Colin (2008) De finetti, countable additivity, consistency and coherence The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 59 (1). 1-23. ISSN 1464-3537


Howson, Colin (2007) An interview with Colin Howson The Reasoner, 1 (6). 1-3. ISSN 1757-0522

Howson, Colin (2007) Logic with numbers Synthese, 156 (3). 491-512. ISSN 0039-7857

Howson, Colin (2007) Reply to Hudson: "Howson on novel confirmation" Logic and Philosophy of Science, 5 (1). 33-41. ISSN 1826 - 1043


Howson, Colin and Urbach, Peter (2005) Scientific reasoning: the Bayesian approach Open Court, Chicago, USA. ISBN 9780812692358


Howson, Colin (2003) Probability and logic Journal of Applied Logic, 1 (3-4). 151-165. ISSN 1570-8683

Howson, Colin (2003) Bayesian evidence In: Galavotti, Maria Carla, (ed.) Observation and Experiment in the Natural and Social Sciences. Boston studies in the philosophy of science. Kluwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 301-320. ISBN 1402012519


Howson, Colin (2002) The logic of Bayesian probability In: Corfield, David and Williamson, Jon, (eds.) Foundations of Bayesianism. Applied logic, Vol.24. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 137-160. ISBN 9781402002236

Howson, Colin (2002) Bayesianism in statistics In: Swinburne, Richard, (ed.) Bayes’s Theorem. Proceedings of the British Academy (113). Oxford University Press/British Academy, Oxford, UK, 39-71. ISBN 9780197262672


Howson, Colin (2000) Hume's problem: induction and the justification of belief Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198250388

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