02272cam a22002418i 4500001000700000003002100007005001700028008004100045020001900086040001600105082002000121100003100141245013300172260004600305300004700351490004700398504005100445505045300496520099700949650001901946700003401965700003101999137747ISI Library, Kolkata20170713131132.0161006s2017 enk b 001 0 eng c a9781119286370 aISI Library04a519.2223bD3131 aDe Finetti, Bruno,eauthor10aTheory of probability :ba critical introductory treatment /cBruno De Finetti ; [translated by] Antonio Machi and Adrian Smith. aChichester :bJohn Wiley & Sons,c©2017. axiii, 582 pages :billustrations ;c25 cm.0 aWiley series in probability and statistics aIncludes bibliographical references and index.0 a1. Introduction --
2. Concerning certainty and uncertainty --
3. Prevision and probability --
4. Conditional prevision and probability --
5. The evaluation of probabilities --
6. Distributions --
7. A preliminary survey --
8. Random processes with independent increments --
9. An introduction to other types of stochastic process --
10. Problems in higher dimensions --
11. Inductive reasoning; statistical inference --
12. Mathematical statistics. aFirst issued in translation as a two-volume work in 1975, this classic book provides the first complete development of the theory of probability from a subjectivist viewpoint. It proceeds from a detailed discussion of the philosophical mathematical aspects to a detailed mathematical treatment of probability and statistics. De Finetti's theory of probability is one of the foundations of Bayesian theory. De Finetti stated that probability is nothing but a subjective analysis of the likelihood that something will happen and that that probability does not exist outside the mind. It is the rate at which a person is willing to bet on something happening. This view is directly opposed to the classicist/ frequentist view of the likelihood of a particular outcome of an event, which assumes that the same event could be identically repeated many times over, and the 'probability' of a particular outcome has to do with the fraction of the time that outcome results from the repeated trials. 0aProbabilities.1 aMachì, Antonio,etranslator1 aSmith, Adrian,etranslator