1 edition of **Probability and evidence** found in the catalog.

Probability and evidence

Paul Horwich

- 391 Want to read
- 1 Currently reading

Published
**2016** .

Written in English

- Probabilities,
- Science,
- Philosophy,
- Evidence

**Edition Notes**

Statement | Paul Horwich |

Classifications | |
---|---|

LC Classifications | Q175 .H797 2016 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | xi, 136 pages |

Number of Pages | 136 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL27224278M |

ISBN 10 | 1107142105, 1316507017 |

ISBN 10 | 9781107142107, 9781316507018 |

LC Control Number | 2015049717 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 1001840253, 928777858 |

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In this volume, which was originally published inPaul Horwich presents a clear and unified approach to a number of problems in the philosophy of science.

He diagnoses the failure of other attempts to resolve them as stemming from a too-rigid, all-or-nothing conception of belief, and adopts instead a Bayesian strategy, emphasising the degree of confidence to which we are entitled the. Ayer was one of the foremost analytical philosophers of the twentieth century, and was known as a brilliant and engaging speaker.

In essays based on his influential Dewey Lectures, Ayer addresses some of the most critical and controversial questions in epistemology and the philosophy of science, examining the nature of inductive reasoning and grappling with the issues that most concerned.

e-books in Probability & Statistics category Probability and Statistics: A Course for Physicists and Engineers by Arak M. Mathai, Hans J. Haubold - De Gruyter Open, This is an introduction to concepts of probability theory, probability distributions relevant in the applied sciences, as well as basics of sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing.

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The study of the former is historically older in, for example, the law of evidence, while the mathematical treatment of dice began with the work of Cardano, Pascal and Fermat between the 16th.

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The probability of a “logical probability” is shown to be the probability of the evidence used for the “logical probability”. This suggests a hierarchy of logics, with “evidences” defined as sets of probabilities on the preceding “logic”.

Applications to reliability theory are described. Recommend this book. The book is comprised of two parts – The Handbook, and The Theory. The Handbook is a guide for combining and interpreting experimental evidence to solve standard statistical problems. This section allows someone with a rudimentary knowledge in general statistics to apply the methods.

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Rate it * You Rated it *Brand: Cambridge University Press. The probability of a specified event is the chance or likelihood that it will occur. There are several ways of viewing probability. One would be experimental in nature, where we “there is a 10% chance of rain tomorrow,” she is basing that on prior evidence; that out of all days with similar weather patterns, it has rained on 1 out of Examine upon what evidence his pretensions are founded, and whether that evidence is so strong, as that its falsehood would be more improbable than a change in the laws of nature, in the case he relates.

For example in the book of Joshua we are told the sun stood still several hours. reasonable doubt,” and “clear and convincing evidence.”22 These probability standards, Kaplow argues, work to achieve accuracy ex post—an economically inefficient goal that our legal system ought to abandon They ought to be replaced by a different legal mechanism that incentivizes socially desirable.

The fact-finder has to compare the probability of the evidence adduced at the trial under the plaintiff’s theory of the case with the probability of the evidence under the defendant’s theory of the case (the two need not add to 1), and award the verdict to the side with a higher probability.

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He has continuously and generously shared his ideas on probability and computing with me. Equal evidence means a Bayes factor of 1, and the probability of God holds at 50%. 6) Religious experiences. I find this category to be the weakest of Unwin’s areas of evidence, since it immediately suggests a stacked deck.

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In this book you will ﬁnd the basics of probability theory and statistics. In addition, there are several topics that go somewhat beyond the basics but that ought to be present in an introductory course: simulation, the Poisson process, the law of large numbers, and the central limit theorem.

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If there was one piece of empirical evidence backing the historicity of the Book of Mormon, then there is a probability that that the Book of Mormon is a historical record.