By Jordi Vallverdú

This publication analyzes the origins of statistical pondering in addition to its similar philosophical questions, akin to causality, determinism or probability. Bayesian and frequentist ways are subjected to a old, cognitive and epistemological research, making it attainable not to merely evaluate the 2 competing theories, yet to additionally discover a power answer. The paintings pursues a naturalistic technique, continuing from the lifestyles of numerosity in average environments to the life of up to date formulation and methodologies to heuristic pragmatism, an idea brought within the book’s ultimate part. This monograph could be of curiosity to philosophers and historians of technology and scholars in comparable fields. regardless of the mathematical nature of the subject, no statistical history is needed, making the ebook a priceless learn for an individual drawn to the background of records and human cognition.

Show description

Read Online or Download Bayesians Versus Frequentists: A Philosophical Debate on Statistical Reasoning (SpringerBriefs in Statistics) PDF

Similar history & philosophy on science & nature books

Ancient Natural History: Histories of Nature (Sciences of Antiquity Series)

Historic traditional heritage surveys the ways that humans within the old international thought of nature. The writings of Aristotle, Theophrastus, Strabo, Pliny are tested, in addition to the preferred ideals in their contemporaries. Roger French unearths that a similar natural-historical fabric used to be used to serve the needs of either the Greek thinker and the Christian allegorist, or of a taxonomist like Theophrastus and a collector of curiosa like Pliny.

Seventy Years of Exploration in Oceanography: A Prolonged Weekend Discussion with Walter Munk

All of it all started with Markus Jochum impending one among us (HvS) – “when you men are doing interviews with senior scientists from oceanography and comparable sciences, why are you no longer doing Walter Munk? ” certainly, why no longer? Walter Munk, an icon in oceanography, had simply given a superb speak in a symposium in honor of his ninetieth birthday, sweeping a grand circle from his earliest paintings with Chip Cox on airborne measurements of ocean floor roughness to the most recent satellite tv for pc information – now not easily a evaluation, however the fight of an lively scientist beginning up new views – as inspiring and stimulating as while one among us (KH) rst met him on the Ocean Waves convention in Easton in 1961 (Fig.

Einstein The Searcher: His Work Explained from Dialogues with Einstein (Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science)

This quantity, first released in 1921, offers a chain of pics of Einstein, therefore supplying glimpses within the personality and personal reflections of the guy who replaced the process sleek technological know-how. meant neither as a biography, nor as a résumé of Einsteinian physics, Einstein: The Searcher in its place focusses on Einstein’s courting with the medical venture as he himself conceived it, and so continues to be of latest importance for these wondered through the spirit of clinical enquiry.

Debating Darwin

Charles Darwin is well the main recognized scientist of the fashionable age, and his conception of evolution is consistently referenced in lots of contexts via scientists and nonscientists alike. And but, regardless of how usually his principles come to mind, there continues to be a stunning quantity we don’t find out about the daddy of recent evolutionary considering, his highbrow roots, and the technological know-how he produced.

Extra resources for Bayesians Versus Frequentists: A Philosophical Debate on Statistical Reasoning (SpringerBriefs in Statistics)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 29 votes