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Introduction*

Richard Swinburne

in Bayes's Theorem

Published by British Academy

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263419
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734175 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263419.003.0001

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Introduction*

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This chapter introduces Bayes' Theorem, which is primarily concerned with probability. It discusses some of the different kinds of probability, such as statistical probability, before moving on to a discussion of probability axioms. Bayesianism, prior probability and simplicity, and countable additivity are also studied in the chapter.

Keywords: Bayes' Theorem; probability; kinds of probability; statistical probability; probability axioms; Bayesianism; prior probability; countable additivity

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Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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