When a doctor tells you thereÂs a one percent chance that an operation will result in your death, or a scientist claims that his theory is probably true, what exactly does that mean? Understanding probability is clearly very important, if we are to make good theoretical and practical choices.
In this engaging and highly accessible introduction to the philosophy of probability, Darrell Rowbottom takes the reader on a journey through all the major interpretations of probability, with reference to real-world situations. In lucid prose, he explores the many fallacies of probabilistic reasoning, such as the ÂgamblerÂs fallacyÂ and the Âinverse fallacyÂ, and shows how we can avoid falling into these traps by using the interpretations presented. He also illustrates the relevance of the interpretation of probability across disciplinary boundaries, by examining which interpretations of probability are appropriate in diverse areas such as quantum mechanics, game theory, and genetics.
Using entertaining dialogues to draw out the key issues at stake, this unique book will appeal to students and scholars across philosophy, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 180 pages||Language:||English|
|Dimension:||140 x 15 x 216mm||ISBN10:||0745652573|
|Weight:||249g||ISBN13:||9780745652573||Publication Date:||18 Sep 2015||Publisher:||Polity Press|
Darrell P. Rowbottom is Professor of Philosophy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy
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