Probability is increasingly important for our understanding of the world. What is probability? How do we model it, and how do we use it? Timothy Childers presents a lively introduction to the foundations of probability and to philosophical issues it raises. He keeps technicalities to a minimum, and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. He explains the main interpretations of probability--frequentist, propensity, classical, Bayesian, and objective Bayesian--and uses stimulating examples to bring the subject to life. All students of philosophy will benefit from an understanding of probability, and this is the book to provide it.
Author: Timothy Childers Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Published: 07/24/2013 Pages: 216 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.88lbs Size: 8.50h x 5.60w x 0.80d ISBN: 9780199661824
Review Citation(s): Choice 04/01/2014
About the Author
Timothy Childers was born in Louisiana. After an undergraduate education at Louisiana State University, he obtained his doctorate from the London School of Economics. He then moved to Prague where he has ever since been a member of the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.