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

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


This publication analyzes the origins of statistical pondering in addition to its comparable philosophical questions, corresponding to causality, determinism or likelihood. Bayesian and frequentist techniques are subjected to a ancient, cognitive and epistemological research, making it attainable not to merely evaluate the 2 competing theories, yet to additionally discover a strength answer. The paintings pursues a naturalistic procedure, continuing from the life of numerosity in normal environments to the life of latest 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 technological know-how and scholars in comparable fields. regardless of the mathematical nature of the subject, no statistical heritage is needed, making the publication a worthy learn for an individual drawn to the historical past of information and human cognition.

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