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Probability and Decision Theory

Juan Comesaña

in Being Rational and Being Right

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198847717
eISBN:
9780191882388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847717.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter introduces the mathematics of probability and decision theory. The probability calculus is introduced in both a set-theoretic and a propositional context. Probability is also related to ... More


Theme: Bayesian Philosophy of Science

Jan Sprenger and Stephan Hartmann

in Bayesian Philosophy of Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780199672110
eISBN:
9780191881671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672110.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter sets the stage for what follows, introducing the reader to the philosophical principles and the mathematical formalism behind Bayesian inference and its scientific applications. We ... More


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