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Optimum Inductive Methods: A Study in Inductive Probability, Bayesian Statistics, and Verisimilitude (Hardcover)

Author: Festa, Roberto

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The problem of the choice of prior probabilities for Bayesian inferences is considered, with special reference to the theory of inductive probabilities and the analysis of the multinomial inferences provided by Bayesian statistics. Among other things, it is argued that the choice of prior probabilities in a given empirical inquiry should be suitably restricted by specific contextual constraints'' such as the available background knowledge and the cognitive goal of the inquiry, where this goal is assumed to be the achievement of a high degree of verisimilitude. One of the most original features of the book is the attempt at a coordinated development'' of Bayesian statistics, the theory of inductive probabilities, and the verisimilitude theory. The book will be of special interest to researchers and readers concerned with Bayesian inference and, more generally, to readers engaged in inductive logic, philosophy of science and statistics.

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Publisher Springer
Mfg Part# 9780792324607
SKU 205723700
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0792324609
Release Date 9/17/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0208
Publisher Springer
Series Part 232
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