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Bayes or bust? : a critical examination of Bayesian confirmation theory

Author: John Earman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bayes or Bust? provides the first balanced treatment of the complex set of issues involved in this nagging conundrum in the philosophy of science.

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Named Person: Thomas Bayes; Thomas Bayes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Earman
ISBN: 0262050463 9780262050463
OCLC Number: 24542741
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: xiv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Bayes's Bayesianism --
The machinery of modern Bayesianism --
Success stories --
Challenges met --
The problem of old evidence --
The rationality and objectivity of scientific inference --
A plea for eliminative induction --
Normal science, scientific revolutions, and all that: Thomas Bayes versus Thomas Kuhn --
Bayesianism versus formal-learning theory --
A dialogue.
Responsibility: John Earman.

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-- Clark Glymour, Carnegie Mellon University " John Earman's "Bayes or Bust?" is a fine analysis of many issues facing modern theoretical statistics and the enterprise of confirmation theory. It Read more...

 
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