Philosophy of Probability

Paperback | June 13, 2013

byTimothy Childers

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Probability is increasingly important for our understanding of the world. What is probability? How do we model it, and how do we use it? Timothy Childers presents a lively introduction to the foundations of probability and to philosophical issues it raises. He keeps technicalities to aminimum, and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. He explains the main interpretations of probability - frequentist, propensity, classical, Bayesian, and objective Bayesian - and uses stimulating examples to bring the subject to life. All students of philosophy will benefit from anunderstanding of probability, and this is the book to provide it.

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Probability is increasingly important for our understanding of the world. What is probability? How do we model it, and how do we use it? Timothy Childers presents a lively introduction to the foundations of probability and to philosophical issues it raises. He keeps technicalities to aminimum, and assumes no prior knowledge of the subj...

Timothy Childers was born in Louisiana. After an undergraduate education at Louisiana State University, he obtained his doctorate from the London School of Economics. He then moved to Prague where he has ever since been a member of the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:June 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199661839

ISBN - 13:9780199661831

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Probability and Relative Frequencies2. Propensities and Other Physical Probabilities3. Subjective Probability4. Subjective and Objective Probabilities5. The Classical and Logical Interpretations6. The Maximum Entropy PrincipleAppendicesReferences