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INTRODUCTION

Jon Williamson

in Bayesian Nets and Causality: Philosophical and Computational Foundations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198530794
eISBN:
9780191712982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530794.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter describes the central claims of the book. From a philosophical point of view, the book argues for an objective Bayesian interpretation of probability and an epistemic interpretation of ... More


In Defence of Objective Bayesianism

Jon Williamson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199228003
eISBN:
9780191711060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228003.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Bayesian epistemology aims to answer the following question: How strongly should an agent believe the various propositions expressible in her language? Subjective Bayesians hold that.it is largely ... More


Updating

Jon Williamson

in In Defence of Objective Bayesianism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199228003
eISBN:
9780191711060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228003.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

The goal of this chapter is to respond to a criticism of objective Bayesianism that concerns the updating of degrees of belief. Objective Bayesianism has often been dismissed on account of ... More


The logic of inference

John Harte

in Maximum Entropy and Ecology: A Theory of Abundance, Distribution, and Energetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199593415
eISBN:
9780191774614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593415.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter develops the idea that science is, to a considerable extent, based on the process of inference, and that scientific inference is based on logic. Four axioms at the foundation of the ... More


Updating, Supposing, and MAXENT

Brian Skyrms

in From Zeno to Arbitrage: Essays on Quantity, Coherence, and Induction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652808
eISBN:
9780191745829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652808.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is minimizing the Kullback-Leibler divergence subject to a constraint a rule of inductive inference, as some have proposed. This chapter suggests that it is better seen as a method for counterfactual ... More


Constructing the House of Chouteau: St. Louis

Jay Gitlin

in The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101188
eISBN:
9780300155761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101188.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

France's imperial officials and two ambitious merchants, Gilbert Antoine Maxent and Pierre de Laclède Liguest, were responsible for the creation of the city of St. Louis in Missouri. In 1763, Maxent ... More


Entropy, information, and the concept of maximum entropy

John Harte

in Maximum Entropy and Ecology: A Theory of Abundance, Distribution, and Energetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199593415
eISBN:
9780191774614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593415.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews the scientific history that began with early nineteenth-century efforts to understand pistons pushing gases, and which has led to current ideas about inference and probability. ... More


MaxEnt at work

John Harte

in Maximum Entropy and Ecology: A Theory of Abundance, Distribution, and Energetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199593415
eISBN:
9780191774614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593415.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines MaxEnt in application. What does it mean to say that this inference procedure ‘works’ or ‘fails’? What do we conclude when it fails? What are common examples of its predictions? ... More


Estimating the exposure of carnivorous plants to rapid climatic change

Matthew C. Fitzpatrick and Aaron M. Ellison

in Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, ecology, and evolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198779841
eISBN:
9780191825873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779841.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Climatic change likely will exacerbate current threats to carnivorous plants. However, estimating the severity of climatic change is challenged by the unique ecology of carnivorous plants, including ... More


Competition and coexistence in sympatric skunks

Christine C. Hass and Jerry W. Dragoo

in Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Ecological niches of three species of skunks (Mephitidae: Conepatus leuconotus, Mephitis mephitis, M. macroura) in and near their overlap zone in the American Southwest were studied to determine if ... More


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