Scientific Reasoning: The Bayesian Approach (Paperback)

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In this clearly reasoned defense of Bayes's Theorem -- that probability can be used to reasonably justify scientific theories -- Colin Howson and Peter Urbach examine the way in which scientists appeal to probability arguments, and demonstrate that the classical approach to statistical inference is full of flaws. Arguing the case for the Bayesian method with little more than basic algebra, the authors show that it avoids the difficulties of the classical system. The book also refutes the major criticisms leveled against Bayesian logic, especially that it is too subjective. This newly updated edition of this classic textbook is also suitable for college courses.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780812695786
ISBN-10: 081269578X
Publisher: Open Court
Publication Date: March 16th, 2006
Pages: 470
Language: English