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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
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Atkinson, David
Peijnenburg, Jeanne
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 15:13
Item ID: 2610
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2610

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