ISBN-10:
9048143187
ISBN-13:
9789048143184
Pub. Date:
12/07/2010
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Optimum Inductive Methods: A Study in Inductive Probability, Bayesian Statistics, and Verisimilitude / Edition 1

Optimum Inductive Methods: A Study in Inductive Probability, Bayesian Statistics, and Verisimilitude / Edition 1

by R. Festa

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ISBN-13: 9789048143184
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Series: Synthese Library , #232
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1993
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. Part I: Inductive Probabilities, Bayesian Statistics, and Verisimilitude. 2. The Theory of Inductive Probabilities: Basic Features and Applications. 3. Bayesian Statistics and Mulinomial Inferences: Basic Features. 4. Bayesian Point Estimation, Verisimilitude, and Immodesty. Part II: De Finetti's Theorem, GC-Systems, and Dirichlet Distributions. 5. Exchangeable Inductive Methods, Bayesian Statistics, and Convergence towards the Truth. 6. GC-Systems and Dirichlet Distributions. Part III: Verisimilitude, Disorder, and Optimum Prior Probabilities. 7. The Choice of Priors Probabilities: the Subjective, Aprioristic, and Contextual Approaches. 8. The Epistemic problem of Optimaility (EPO): a Contextual Approach. 9. The Contextual Approach to EPO: Comparisons with Other Views. 10. Disordered Universes: Diversity Measures in Statistics and the Empirical Sciences. 11. Concluding Remarks. Notes. References. Index of Names. Index of Subjects. List of Requirements and Acronyms.

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