Subjective probability : the real thing [EBook] / Richard Jeffrey.
Subjective probability : the real thing [EBook] / Richard Jeffrey.
This book offers a concise survey of basic probability theory from a thoroughly subjective point of view whereby probability is a mode of judgment. Written by one of the greatest figures in the field of probability theory, the book is both a summation and synthesis of a lifetime of wrestling with th...
Personal Name(s):  Jeffrey, Richard C., (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2004

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xvi, 124 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9780521829717 9780511816161 9780521536684 
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This book offers a concise survey of basic probability theory from a thoroughly subjective point of view whereby probability is a mode of judgment. Written by one of the greatest figures in the field of probability theory, the book is both a summation and synthesis of a lifetime of wrestling with these problems and issues. After an introduction to basic probability theory, there are chapters on scientific hypothesistesting, on changing your mind in response to generally uncertain observations, on expectations of the values of random variables, on de Finetti's dissolution of the socalled problem of induction, and on decision theory. 