Probability is the Very Guide of Life

Probability is the Very Guide of Life

Author: Henry E. Kyburg

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812695135

Category: Mathematics

Page: 388

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This collection of philosophical essays looks at various technical problems in the use of probability theory for guidance in practical decisions. This text is intended for those who already have a basic grounding in philosophy, logic and probabilty theory.

The Spectator

The Spectator

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007428340

Category: English literature

Page: 1342

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A weekly review of politics, literature, theology, and art.

Truth, Possibility and Probability

Truth, Possibility and Probability

Author: R. Chuaqui

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080872778

Category: Mathematics

Page: 483

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Anyone involved in the philosophy of science is naturally drawn into the study of the foundations of probability. Different interpretations of probability, based on competing philosophical ideas, lead to different statistical techniques, and frequently to mutually contradictory consequences. This unique book presents a new interpretation of probability, rooted in the traditional interpretation that was current in the 17th and 18th centuries. Mathematical models are constructed based on this interpretation, and statistical inference and decision theory are applied, including some examples in artificial intelligence, solving the main foundational problems. Nonstandard analysis is extensively developed for the construction of the models and in some of the proofs. Many nonstandard theorems are proved, some of them new, in particular, a representation theorem that asserts that any stochastic process can be approximated by a process defined over a space with equiprobable outcomes.

In Search of Authority

In Search of Authority

Author: Paul Avis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567567185

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Anglican theology has been a hotbed of debate about the issue of authority since the Reformation. What do we really appeal to when attempting to decide matters of doctrine, worship, ministry or ethics? The debate is very much alive today, between Evangelical, Liberal and Catholic Anglicans around the world. This proposed book focuses on the understanding of authority in Anglican theology. It looks at the way that Anglican theologians, in the past and today, have developed their theories of authority in relation to burning issues. Avis critiques them in a continuous dialogue or running commentary and set them in an ecumenical context, comparing Anglican positions with Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant ones. In each area - Bible, tradition, reason, experience -he sets out a new understanding of authority in a constructive and persuasive way, moving to a series of overall conclusions and recommendations. The sharp critiques of various positions will help to make it the subject of discussion and debate.