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The Oxford handbook of probability and philosophy

Author: Alan Hájek; Christopher Hitchcock
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 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 ; 26 cm.
Contents: Probability for everyone --
even philosophers / Alan Hajek and Christopher Hitchcock --
Pre-history of probability / James Franklin --
Probability in 17th- and 18th-century continental Europe from the perspective of Jacob Bernoulli's Art of conjecturing / Edith Dudley Sylla --
Probability and its application in Britain during the 17th and 18th centuries / David R. Bellhouse --
A brief history of probability theory from 1810 to 1940 / Hans Fischer --
The origins of modern statistics: the English statistical school / John Aldrich --
The origins of probabilistic epistemology: some leading 20th-century philosophers of probability / Maria Carla Galavotti --
Kolmogorov's axiomatization and its discontents / Aidan Lyon --
Conditional probability / Kenny Easwaran --
The Bayesian network story / Richard E. Neapolitan and Xia Jiang --
Mathematical alternatives to standard probability that provide selectable degrees of precision / Terrence L. Fine --
Probability and nonclassical logic / J. Robert G. Williams --
A logic of comparative support: qualitative conditional probability relations representable by Popper functions / James Hawthorne --
Imprecise and indeterminate probabilities / Fabio G. Cozman --
Symmetry arguments in probability / Sandy Zabell --
Frequentism / Adam la Caze --
Subjectivism / Lyle Zynda --
Bayesianism vs. frequentism in statistical inference / Jan Sprenger --
The propensity interpretation / Donald Gillies --
Best system approaches to chance / Wolfgang Schwarz --
Probability and randomness / Antony Eagle --
Chance and determinism / Roman Frigg --
Human understandings of probability / Michael Smithson --
Probability elicitation / Stephen C. Hora --
Probabilistic opinion pooling / Franz Dietrich and Christian List --
Quantum probability: an introduction / Guido Bacciagaluppi --
Probabilities in statistical mechanics / Wayne C. Myrvold --
Probability in biology: the case of fitness / Roberta L. Millstein --
Probability in epistemology / Matthew Kotzen --
Confirmation theory / Vincenzo Crupi and Katya Tentori --
Self-locating credence / Michael G. Titelbaum --
Probability in logic / Hannes Leitgeb --
Probability in ethics / David McCarthy --
Probability and the philosophy of religion / Paul Bartha --
Probability in philosophy of language / Eric Swanson --
Decision theory / Lara Buchak --
Probabilistic causation / Christopher Hitchcock.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks in philosophy
Other Titles: Oxford handbook of probability and philosophy
Probability and philosophy
Responsibility: edited by Alan Hájek, Christopher Hitchcock.
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