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Probability, Darrell P. Rowbottom
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 When a doctor tells you there s a one percent chance that an operation will result in your death, or a scientist claims that his theory is probably true, what exactly does that mean? Understanding probability is clearly very important, if we are to make good theoretical and practical choices. In this engaging and highly accessible introduction to the philosophy of probability, Darrell Rowbottom takes the reader on a journey through all the major interpretations of probability, with reference to realworld situations. In lucid prose, he explores the many fallacies of probabilistic reasoning, such as the gambler s fallacy and the inverse fallacy , and shows how we can avoid falling into these traps by using the interpretations presented. He also illustrates the relevance of the interpretation of probability across disciplinary boundaries, by examining which interpretations of probability are appropriate in diverse areas such as quantum mechanics, game theory, and genetics. Using entertaining dialogues to draw out the key issues at stake, this unique book will appeal to students and scholars across philosophy, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 x, 175 pages
 Contents

 Probability : a two faced guide to life?
 The classical interpretation
 The logical interpretation
 The subjective interpretation
 The objective Bayesian interpretation
 Group level interpretations
 The frequency interpretation
 The propensity interpretation
 Fallacies, puzzles, and a paradox
 Interpreting probability in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences
 Isbn
 9780745652566
 Label
 Probability
 Title
 Probability
 Statement of responsibility
 Darrell P. Rowbottom
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 When a doctor tells you there s a one percent chance that an operation will result in your death, or a scientist claims that his theory is probably true, what exactly does that mean? Understanding probability is clearly very important, if we are to make good theoretical and practical choices. In this engaging and highly accessible introduction to the philosophy of probability, Darrell Rowbottom takes the reader on a journey through all the major interpretations of probability, with reference to realworld situations. In lucid prose, he explores the many fallacies of probabilistic reasoning, such as the gambler s fallacy and the inverse fallacy , and shows how we can avoid falling into these traps by using the interpretations presented. He also illustrates the relevance of the interpretation of probability across disciplinary boundaries, by examining which interpretations of probability are appropriate in diverse areas such as quantum mechanics, game theory, and genetics. Using entertaining dialogues to draw out the key issues at stake, this unique book will appeal to students and scholars across philosophy, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.
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 1975
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 Rowbottom, Darrell P.
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 Series statement
 Key concepts in philosophy series
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 Probabilities
 Decision making
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 Probability, Darrell P. Rowbottom
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 167170) and index
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 Contents
 Probability : a two faced guide to life?  The classical interpretation  The logical interpretation  The subjective interpretation  The objective Bayesian interpretation  Group level interpretations  The frequency interpretation  The propensity interpretation  Fallacies, puzzles, and a paradox  Interpreting probability in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences
 Control code
 FIEb17790724
 Dimensions
 23 cm.
 Extent
 x, 175 pages
 Isbn
 9780745652566
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia.
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)904144205
 Label
 Probability, Darrell P. Rowbottom
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 167170) 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
 Probability : a two faced guide to life?  The classical interpretation  The logical interpretation  The subjective interpretation  The objective Bayesian interpretation  Group level interpretations  The frequency interpretation  The propensity interpretation  Fallacies, puzzles, and a paradox  Interpreting probability in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences
 Control code
 FIEb17790724
 Dimensions
 23 cm.
 Extent
 x, 175 pages
 Isbn
 9780745652566
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia.
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)904144205
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