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Paradoxes in Probability Theory

Authors: Eckhardt, William

  • Presents an overview of seven paradoxes in probability  theory
  • Contains chapters on the Betting Crowd and the Two Envelope probability paradox​
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Paradoxes provide a vehicle for exposing misinterpretations and misapplications of accepted principles. This book discusses seven paradoxes surrounding probability theory.  Some remain the focus of controversy; others have allegedly been solved, however the accepted solutions are demonstrably incorrect. Each paradox is shown to rest on one or more fallacies.  Instead of the esoteric, idiosyncratic, and untested methods that have been brought to bear on these problems, the book invokes uncontroversial probability principles, acceptable both to frequentists and subjectivists. The philosophical disputation inspired by these paradoxes is shown to be misguided and unnecessary; for instance, startling claims concerning human destiny and the nature of reality are directly related to fallacious reasoning in a betting paradox, and a problem analyzed in philosophy journals is resolved by means of a computer program.​

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Buy this book

eBook $29.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.95
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5139-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paradoxes in Probability Theory
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Philosophy
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5140-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5140-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-5139-2
Series ISSN
2211-4548
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 79
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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