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Symmetry and its discontents : essays on the history of inductive probability

Author: S L Zabell
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory.
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"This volume brings together a collection of essays on the history and philosophy of probability and statistics by one of the eminent scholars in these subjects. Written over the last fifteen years, they fall into three broad categories. The first deals with the use of symmetry arguments in inductive probability, in particular, their use in deriving rules of succession (Carnap's "continuum of inductive methods").  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S L Zabell
ISBN: 0521444705 9780521444705 052144912X 9780521449120
OCLC Number: 58456486
Description: xii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Symmetry and its discontents --
2. The rule of succession --
3. Buffon, Price, and Laplace : scientific attribution in the 18th century --
4. W.E. Johnson's "sufficientness" postulate --
5. The birth of the central limit theorem / S.L. Zabell and Persi Diaconis --
6. Ramsey, truth, and probability --
7. R.A. Fisher on the history of inverse probability --
8. R.A. Fisher and the fiducial argument --
9. Alan Turing and the central limit theorem --
10. Predicting the unpredictable --
11. The continuum of inductive methods revisited.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory.
Responsibility: S.L. Zabell.
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This volume contains essays on the history and philosophy of probability and statistics.  Read more...

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'This is a valuable collection of the author's 11 contributions (1982-1997) which are sufficiently documented and contain many quotations.' Zentralblatt MATH

 
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