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Interpreting probability : controversies and developments in the early twentieth century

Author: David Howie
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory.
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This book investigates how Bayesianism as one theory of probability was discredited during the 1920s and 1930s by two British scientists and shows how the choice of a certain interpretation of probability depends on the experiences of the individuals involved.
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Howie, David, 1970-
Interpreting probability.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001052430
(OCoLC)48084073
Named Person: Harold Jeffreys; Ronald Aylmer Fisher, Sir; Harold Jeffreys; Ronald Aylmer Fisher, Sir.; Ronald Aylmer Fisher, Sir; Harold Jeffreys
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Howie
ISBN: 0511016611 9780511016615 0511045352 9780511045356 9780511498480 0511498489 9780521812511 0521812518
OCLC Number: 52733624
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 262 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 Probability up to the Twentieth Century; 3 R.A. Fisher and Statistical Probability; 4 Harold Jeffreys and Inverse Probability; 5 The Fisher ... Jeffreys Exchange, 1932 ... 1934; 6 Probability During the 1930s; 7 Epilogue and Conclusions; Appendix 1 Sources for Chapter 2; Appendix 2 Bayesian Conditioning as a Model of Scientific Inference; Appendix 3 Abbreviations Used in the Footnotes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory.
Responsibility: David Howie.

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