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The Resource The search for certainty : on the clash of science and philosophy of probability, Krzysztof Burdzy

The search for certainty : on the clash of science and philosophy of probability, Krzysztof Burdzy

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The search for certainty : on the clash of science and philosophy of probability
Title
The search for certainty
Title remainder
on the clash of science and philosophy of probability
Statement of responsibility
Krzysztof Burdzy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume represents a radical departure from the current philosophical duopoly in the area of foundations of probability, that is, the frequency and subjective theories. One of the main new ideas is a set of scientific laws of probability. The new laws are simple, intuitive and, last but not least, they agree well with the contents of current textbooks on probability. Another major new claim is that the "frequency statistics" has nothing in common with the "frequency philosophy of probability," contrary to popular belief. Similarly, contrary to the general perception, the "Bayesian statistics" shares nothing in common with the "subjective philosophy of probability."" "The book is non-partisan on the scientific side - it is supportive of both frequency statistics and Bayesian statistics. On the other hand, it contains well-documented and thoroughly-explained criticisms of the frequency and subjective philosophies of probability. Short reviews of other philosophical theories of probability and basic mathematical methods of probability and statistics are incorporated. The book includes substantial chapters on decision theory and teaching probability, and it is easily accessible to the general audience."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Burdzy, K.
Index
index present
LC call number
QA273
LC item number
.B9235 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Probabilities
Label
The search for certainty : on the clash of science and philosophy of probability, Krzysztof Burdzy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-251) 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
Introduction -- Main Philosophies of Probability -- Science of Probability -- Decision Making -- Frequency Philosophy of Probability -- Classical Statistics -- Subjective Philosophy of Probability -- Bayesian Statistics -- Teaching Probability -- Abuse of Language -- What is Science? -- What is Philosophy? -- Concluding Remarks -- Mathematical Methods of Probability and Statistics -- Literature Review
Control code
298782421
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9789814273701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)298782421
Label
The search for certainty : on the clash of science and philosophy of probability, Krzysztof Burdzy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-251) 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
Introduction -- Main Philosophies of Probability -- Science of Probability -- Decision Making -- Frequency Philosophy of Probability -- Classical Statistics -- Subjective Philosophy of Probability -- Bayesian Statistics -- Teaching Probability -- Abuse of Language -- What is Science? -- What is Philosophy? -- Concluding Remarks -- Mathematical Methods of Probability and Statistics -- Literature Review
Control code
298782421
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9789814273701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)298782421

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