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Probability, Darrell P. Rowbottom

Label
Probability
Title
Probability
Statement of responsibility
Darrell P. Rowbottom
Creator
Subject
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 real-world 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
Label
Probability, Darrell P. Rowbottom
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-170) 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
Label
Probability, Darrell P. Rowbottom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-170) 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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