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By Glenn Shafer

ISBN-10: 069110042X

ISBN-13: 9780691100425

Both in technology and in useful affairs we cause through combining evidence basically inconclusively supported by means of proof. development on an summary realizing of this means of mixture, this ebook constructs a brand new concept of epistemic chance. the idea attracts at the paintings of A. P. Dempster yet diverges from Depster's standpoint by way of picking out his "lower possibilities" as epistemic chances and taking his rule for combining "upper and decrease chances" as primary.

The ebook opens with a critique of the well known Bayesian conception of epistemic likelihood. It then proceeds to advance an alternative choice to the additive set services and the guideline of conditioning of the Bayesian idea: set features that want basically be what Choquet known as "monotone of order of infinity." and Dempster's rule for combining such set features. This rule, including the assumption of "weights of evidence," ends up in either an intensive new conception and a greater figuring out of the Bayesian idea. The publication concludes with a quick remedy of statistical inference and a dialogue of the constraints of epistemic chance. Appendices include mathematical proofs, that are fairly user-friendly and infrequently rely on arithmetic extra complex that the binomial theorem.

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