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The Oxford handbook of probability and philosophy

Author: Alan Hájek; Christopher Hitchcock
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Oxford handbooks in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Probability theory is a key tool of the physical, mathematical, and social sciences, and is playing an increasingly important role in many areas of philosophy. This Handbook furthers the influence of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Hájek; Christopher Hitchcock
ISBN: 9780199607617 0199607613
OCLC Number: 960039929
Description: x, 865 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Alan Hájek and Christopher Hitchcock --
1. Probability for everyone --
even philosophers / Alan Hájek and Christopher Hitchcock --
2. Pre-history of probability / James Franklin --
3. Probability in 17th- and 18th-century continental Europe from the perspective of Jacob Bernoulli's Art of conjecturing / Edith Dudley Sylla --
4. Probability and its application in Britain during the 17th and 18th centuries / David R. Bellhouse --
5. Brief history of probability theory from 1810 to 1940 / Hans Fischer --
6. Origins of modern statistics: the English statistical school / John Aldrich --
7. Origins of probabilistic epistemology: some leading 20th-century philosophers of probability / Maria Carla Galavotti --
8. Kolmogorov's axiomatization and its discontents / Aidan Lyon --
9. Conditional probability / Kenny Easwaran --
10. Bayesian network story / Richard E. Neapolitan and Xia Jiang --
11. Mathematical alternatives to standard probability that provide selectable degrees of precision / Terrence L. Fine --
12. Probability and nonclassical logic / J. Robert G. Williams --
13. Logic of comparative support: qualitative conditional probability relations representable by Popper functions / James Hawthorne --
14. Imprecise and indeterminate probabilities / Fabio G. Cozman --
15. Symmetry arguments in probability / Sandy Zabell --
16. Frequentism / Adam la Caze --
17. Subjectivism / Lyle Zynda --
18. Bayesianism vs. frequentism in statistical inference / Jan Sprenger --
19. Propensity interpretation / Donald Gillies --
20. Best system approaches to chance / Wolfgang Schwarz --
21. Probability and randomness / Antony Eagle --
22. Chance and determinism / Roman Frigg --
23. Human understandings of probability / Michael Smithson --
24. Probability elicitation / Stephen C. Hora --
25. Probabilistic opinion pooling / Franz Dietrich and Christian List --
26. Quantum probability: an introduction / Guido Bacciagaluppi --
27. Probabilities in statistical mechanics / Wayne C. Myrvold --
28. Probability in biology: the case of fitness / Roberta L. Millstein --
29. Probability in epistemology / Matthew Kotzen --
30. Confirmation theory / Vincenzo Crupi and Katya Tentori --
31. Self-locating credence / Michael G. Titelbaum --
32. Probability in logic / Hannes Leitgeb --
33. Probability in ethics / David McCarthy --
34. Probability and the philosophy of religion / Paul Bartha --
35. Probability in philosophy of language / Eric Swanson --
36. Decision theory / Lara Buchak --
37. Probabilistic causation / Christopher Hitchcock.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks in philosophy.
Other Titles: Probability and philosophy
Responsibility: edited by Alan Hájek and Christopher Hitchcock.

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