Probability, Dynamics and Causality

Probability, Dynamics and Causality : Essays in Honour of Richard C. Jeffrey

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The book is a collection of essays on various issues in philosophy of science, with special emphasis on the foundations of probability and statistics, and quantum mechanics. The main topics, addressed by some of the most outstanding researchers in the field, are subjective probability, Bayesian statistics, probability kinematics, causal decision making, probability and realism in quantum mechanics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 160 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 680.4g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from ERKENNTNIS, 45:2-3, 1997
  • IV, 282 p.
  • 0792343611
  • 9780792343615

Table of contents

Preface; D. Costantini, M.C. Galavotti. For the Birthday of a Decision Theorist; A. Shimony. Are There Still Things to Do in Bayesian Statistics? P. Diaconis, S. Holmes. De Finetti's Reconstruction of the Bayes-Laplace Paradigm; E. Regazzini. On the Notion of Second-Order Exchangeability; A. Wedlin. Bayesian Rules of Updating; C. Howson. `Mises Redux' - Redux: Fifteen Arguments Against Finite Frequentism; A. Hajek. Analogy and Exchangeability in Predictive Inferences; R. Festa. Probabilism and Beyond; M.C. Galavotti. Confirming Universal Generalizations; S. Zabell. The Structure of Radical Probabilism; B. Skyrms. Common Reasoning About Admissibility; C. Bicchieri, O. Schulte. Unknown Probabilities; R. Jeffrey. A Bayesian Examination of Time-Symmetry in the Process of Measurement; A. Shimony. Quantum Dynamical Reduction and Reality: Replacing Probability Densities with Densities in Real Space; G. Ghirardi. Violation of Local Realism in Quantum Mechanics with No Use of Bell's Inequalities; G. Di Giuseppe, et al. Naive Realism about Operators; M. Daumer, et al. Predictive Laws of Association in Statistics and Physics; D. Costantini, U. Garibaldi.
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