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Probability All The Way Up (Or No Probability At All)

Atkinson, David and Peijnenburg, Jeanne (2005) Probability All The Way Up (Or No Probability At All). [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Richard Jeffrey's radical probabilism (`probability all the way down') is augmented by the claim that probability cannot be turned into certainty, except by data that logically exclude all alternatives. This claim is illustrated in frequentist language by an infinite nesting of confidence levels, and in Bayesian language by means of Jeffrey's updating of odds.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Probability, frequentism, Bayes, Richard Jeffrey.
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
    Depositing User: David Atkinson
    Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2006
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2610
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2610

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