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Symmetry and its discontents : essays on the history of inductive probability, S.L. Zabell

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Symmetry and its discontents : essays on the history of inductive probability
Title
Symmetry and its discontents
Title remainder
essays on the history of inductive probability
Statement of responsibility
S.L. Zabell
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"). The second group deals with four outstanding individuals who made lasting contributions to probability and statistics in very different ways: Frank Ramsey, R. A. Fisher, Alan Turing, and Abraham de Moivre. The last group of essays deals with the problem of "predicting the unpredictable" - making predictions when the range of possible outcomes is unknown in advance. The essays weave together the history and philosophy of these subjects and document the fascination that they have exercised for more than three centuries."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1947-
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Zabell, S. L.
Dewey number
519.2/09
Index
index present
LC call number
QA273.18
LC item number
.Z33 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory
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  • Probabilities
  • Induction (Logic)
  • Inference
  • Prediction (Logic)
  • Mathematicians
  • Probabilités
  • Induction (Logique)
  • Inférence (Logique)
  • Prédiction (Logique)
  • Mathématiciens
  • Probabilidade (história)
  • Matemática (história)
  • Wahrscheinlichkeit
  • Induktion
  • Logischer Schluss
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Symmetry and its discontents : essays on the history of inductive probability, S.L. Zabell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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.
  • 1.
  • Alan Turing and the central limit theorem
  • 10.
  • Predicting the unpredictable
  • 11.
  • The continuum of inductive methods revisited
  • 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
Control code
58456486
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780521444705
Lccn
2005006325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)58456486
Label
Symmetry and its discontents : essays on the history of inductive probability, S.L. Zabell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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.
  • 1.
  • Alan Turing and the central limit theorem
  • 10.
  • Predicting the unpredictable
  • 11.
  • The continuum of inductive methods revisited
  • 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
Control code
58456486
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780521444705
Lccn
2005006325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)58456486

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