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Good thinking : the foundations of probability and its applications

Author: Irving John Good
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2009.
Series: Dover books on mathematics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irving John Good
ISBN: 9780486474380 0486474380
OCLC Number: 319491702
Notes: Originally published: Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, 1983.
Description: xviii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I --
Bayesian Rationality: Chapter 1. Rational Decisions (#26) --
Chapter 2. Twenty-seven Principles of Rationality (#679) --
Chapter 3. 46656 Varieties of Bayesians (#765) --
Chapter 4. The Bayesian Influence, or How to Sweep Subjectivism under the Carpet (#838) --
Part II --
Probability: Chapter 5. Which Comes First, Probability or Statistics (#85A) --
Chapter 6. Kinds of Probability (#182) --
Chapter 7. Subjective Probability as the Measure of a Non-measurable Set (#230) --
Chapter 8. Random Thoughts about Randomness (#815) --
Chapter 9. Some History of the Hierarchical Bayesian Methodology (#1230) --
Chapter 10. Dynamic Probability, Computer Chess, and the Measurement of Knowledge (#938) --
Part III --
Corroboration, Hypothesis Testing, Induction, and Simplicity: Chapter 11. The White Shoe is a Red Herring (#518). Chapter 12. The White Shoe qua Herring is Pink (#600) --
Chapter 13. A Subjective Evaluation of Bode's Law and on "Objective" Test for Approximate Numerical Rationality (#603B) --
Chapter 14. Some Logic and History of Hypothesis Testing (#1234) --
Chapter 15. Explicativity, Corroboration, and the Relative Odds of Hypotheses (#855) --
Part IV --
Information and Surprise: Chapter 16. The Appropriate Mathematical Tools for Describing and Measuring Uncertainty (#43) --
Chapter 17. On the Principle of Total Evidence (#508) --
Chapter 18. A Little Learning Can Be Dangerous (#855) --
Chapter 19. The Probabilistic Explication of Information, Evidence, Surprise, Causality, Explanation, and Utility (#659) --
Chapter 20. Is the Size of Our Galaxy Surprising? (#814) --
Part V --
Causality and Explanation: Chapter 21. A Causal Calculus (#223B) --
Chapter 22. A Simplification in the "Causal Calculus" (#1336) --
Chapter 23. Explicativity: A Mathematical Theory of Explanation with Statistical Applications (#1000).
Series Title: Dover books on mathematics.
Responsibility: Irving J. Good.
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