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Oxford handbook of probability and philosophy / [edited by] Alan Hajek and Christopher Hitchcock.

Contributor(s): Hajek, Alan [editor] | Hitchcock, Christopher [editor].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016Description: x, 865 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780199607617 (hbk.).Other title: Probability and philosophy.Subject(s): Probabilities -- PhilosophyDDC classification: 121.63
Contents:
1. Probability for everyone -- even philosophers / Alan Hájek and Christopher Hitchcock -- 2. Pre-history of probability / James Franklin -- 3. Probability in 17th- and 18th-century continental Europe from the perspective of Jacob Bernoulli's Art of conjecturing / Edith Dudley Sylla -- 4. Probability and its application in Britain during the 17th and 18th centuries / David R. Bellhouse -- 5. Brief history of probability theory from 1810 to 1940 / Hans Fischer -- 6. Origins of modern statistics: the English statistical school / John Aldrich -- 7. Origins of probabilistic epistemology: some leading 20th-century philosophers of probability / Maria Carla Galavotti -- 8. Kolmogorov's axiomatization and its discontents / Aidan Lyon -- 9. Conditional probability / Kenny Easwaran -- 10. Bayesian network story / Richard E. Neapolitan and Xia Jiang -- 11. Mathematical alternatives to standard probability that provide selectable degrees of precision / Terrence L. Fine -- 12. Probability and nonclassical logic / J. Robert G. Williams -- 13. Logic of comparative support: qualitative conditional probability relations representable by Popper functions / James Hawthorne -- 14. Imprecise and indeterminate probabilities / Fabio G. Cozman -- 15. Symmetry arguments in probability / Sandy Zabell -- 16. Frequentism / Adam la Caze -- 17. Subjectivism / Lyle Zynda -- 18. Bayesianism vs. frequentism in statistical inference / Jan Sprenger -- 19. Propensity interpretation / Donald Gillies -- 20. Best system approaches to chance / Wolfgang Schwarz -- 21. Probability and randomness / Antony Eagle -- 22. Chance and determinism / Roman Frigg -- 23. Human understandings of probability / Michael Smithson -- 24. Probability elicitation / Stephen C. Hora -- 25. Probabilistic opinion pooling / Franz Dietrich and Christian List -- 26. Quantum probability: an introduction / Guido Bacciagaluppi -- 27. Probabilities in statistical mechanics / Wayne C. Myrvold -- 28. Probability in biology: the case of fitness / Roberta L. Millstein -- 29. Probability in epistemology / Matthew Kotzen -- 30. Confirmation theory / Vincenzo Crupi and Katya Tentori -- 31. Self-locating credence / Michael G. Titelbaum -- 32. Probability in logic / Hannes Leitgeb -- 33. Probability in ethics / David McCarthy -- 34. Probability and the philosophy of religion / Paul Bartha -- 35. Probability in philosophy of language / Eric Swanson -- 36. Decision theory / Lara Buchak -- 37. Probabilistic causation / Christopher Hitchcock.
Summary: Probability theory is a key tool of the physical, mathematical, and social sciences, and is playing an increasingly important role in many areas of philosophy. This Handbook furthers the influence of philosophy on probability, and of probability on philosophy. Nearly forty articles present new insights into the intersection of these two fields.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

1. Probability for everyone --
even philosophers / Alan Hájek and Christopher Hitchcock --
2. Pre-history of probability / James Franklin --
3. Probability in 17th- and 18th-century continental Europe from the perspective of Jacob Bernoulli's Art of conjecturing / Edith Dudley Sylla --
4. Probability and its application in Britain during the 17th and 18th centuries / David R. Bellhouse --
5. Brief history of probability theory from 1810 to 1940 / Hans Fischer --
6. Origins of modern statistics: the English statistical school / John Aldrich --
7. Origins of probabilistic epistemology: some leading 20th-century philosophers of probability / Maria Carla Galavotti --
8. Kolmogorov's axiomatization and its discontents / Aidan Lyon --
9. Conditional probability / Kenny Easwaran --
10. Bayesian network story / Richard E. Neapolitan and Xia Jiang --
11. Mathematical alternatives to standard probability that provide selectable degrees of precision / Terrence L. Fine --
12. Probability and nonclassical logic / J. Robert G. Williams --
13. Logic of comparative support: qualitative conditional probability relations representable by Popper functions / James Hawthorne --
14. Imprecise and indeterminate probabilities / Fabio G. Cozman --
15. Symmetry arguments in probability / Sandy Zabell --
16. Frequentism / Adam la Caze --
17. Subjectivism / Lyle Zynda --
18. Bayesianism vs. frequentism in statistical inference / Jan Sprenger --
19. Propensity interpretation / Donald Gillies --
20. Best system approaches to chance / Wolfgang Schwarz --
21. Probability and randomness / Antony Eagle --
22. Chance and determinism / Roman Frigg --
23. Human understandings of probability / Michael Smithson --
24. Probability elicitation / Stephen C. Hora --
25. Probabilistic opinion pooling / Franz Dietrich and Christian List --
26. Quantum probability: an introduction / Guido Bacciagaluppi --
27. Probabilities in statistical mechanics / Wayne C. Myrvold --
28. Probability in biology: the case of fitness / Roberta L. Millstein --
29. Probability in epistemology / Matthew Kotzen --
30. Confirmation theory / Vincenzo Crupi and Katya Tentori --
31. Self-locating credence / Michael G. Titelbaum --
32. Probability in logic / Hannes Leitgeb --
33. Probability in ethics / David McCarthy --
34. Probability and the philosophy of religion / Paul Bartha --
35. Probability in philosophy of language / Eric Swanson --
36. Decision theory / Lara Buchak --
37. Probabilistic causation / Christopher Hitchcock.

Probability theory is a key tool of the physical, mathematical, and social sciences, and is playing an increasingly important role in many areas of philosophy. This Handbook furthers the influence of philosophy on probability, and of probability on philosophy. Nearly forty articles present new insights into the intersection of these two fields.

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