Foundations of Bayesianism

Corfield, David and Williamson, Jon, eds. (2001) Foundations of Bayesianism. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 428 pp. ISBN 978-1402002236. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Foundations of Bayesianism is an authoritative collection of papers addressing the key challenges that face the Bayesian interpretation of probability today. Some of these papers seek to clarify the relationships between Bayesian, causal and logical reasoning. Others consider the application of Bayesianism to artificial intelligence, decision theory, statistics and the philosophy of science and mathematics. The volume includes important criticisms of Bayesian reasoning and also gives an insight into some of the points of disagreement amongst advocates of the Bayesian approach. The upshot is a plethora of new problems and directions for Bayesians to pursue. The book will be of interest to graduate students or researchers who wish to learn more about Bayesianism than can be provided by introductory textbooks to the subject. Those involved with the applications of Bayesian reasoning will find essential discussion on the validity of Bayesianism and its limits, while philosophers and others interested in pure reasoning will find new ideas on normativity and the logic of belief.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA276 Mathematical statistics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA273 Probabilities
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 8 Philosophy of mathematics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Jon Williamson
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2008 20:52
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 13:07
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7455 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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