The Resource Paradoxes in Probability Theory, by William Eckhardt, (electronic resource)

Paradoxes in Probability Theory, by William Eckhardt, (electronic resource)

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Paradoxes in Probability Theory
Title
Paradoxes in Probability Theory
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by William Eckhardt
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eng
Summary
Paradoxes provide a vehicle for exposing misinterpretations and misapplications of accepted principles. This book discusses seven paradoxes surrounding probability theory. Some remain the focus of controversy; others have allegedly been solved, however the accepted solutions are demonstrably incorrect. Each paradox is shown to rest on one or more fallacies. Instead of the esoteric, idiosyncratic, and untested methods that have been brought to bear on these problems, the book invokes uncontroversial probability principles, acceptable both to frequentists and subjectivists. The philosophical disputation inspired by these paradoxes is shown to be misguided and unnecessary; for instance, startling claims concerning human destiny and the nature of reality are directly related to fallacious reasoning in a betting paradox, and a problem analyzed in philosophy journals is resolved by means of a computer program
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Eckhardt, William
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0
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QA276-280
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non fiction
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SpringerBriefs in Philosophy,
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  • Statistics
  • Logic
  • Science
  • Distribution (Probability theory)
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Statistics
  • Statistical Theory and Methods
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Logic
  • Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
Label
Paradoxes in Probability Theory, by William Eckhardt, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1. The Seven Paradoxes -- Chapter 2. Doomsday! -- Chapter 3. The Betting Crowd -- Chapter 4. The Simulation Argument -- Chapter 5. Newcomb's Problem -- Chapter 6. The Open Box Game -- Chapter 7. The Hadron Collider Card Experiment -- Chapter 8. The Two-Envelopes Problem -- Chapter 9. Odds and Ends -- Epilogue. Anthropic Eden
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unknown
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XV, 79 p. 5 illus.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9789400751408
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-94-007-5140-8
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-94-007-5140-8
Label
Paradoxes in Probability Theory, by William Eckhardt, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1. The Seven Paradoxes -- Chapter 2. Doomsday! -- Chapter 3. The Betting Crowd -- Chapter 4. The Simulation Argument -- Chapter 5. Newcomb's Problem -- Chapter 6. The Open Box Game -- Chapter 7. The Hadron Collider Card Experiment -- Chapter 8. The Two-Envelopes Problem -- Chapter 9. Odds and Ends -- Epilogue. Anthropic Eden
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XV, 79 p. 5 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789400751408
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-5140-8
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-94-007-5140-8

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