9780486474380

Good Thinking The Foundations of Probability and Its Applications

  • ISBN 13:

    9780486474380

  • ISBN 10:

    0486474380

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/18/2009
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

Those sparkling essays by a gifted thinker offer philosophical views on the roots of statistical interference. A pioneer in the early development of computing, Irving J. Good made fundamental contributions to the theory of Bayesian inference and was a key member of the team that broke the German Enigma code during World War II. Good maintained that a grasp of probability is essential to answering both practical and philosophical questions. This compilation of his most accessible works concentrates on philosophical rather than mathematical subjects, ranging from rational decisions, randomness, and the nature of probability to operational research, artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, and chess.

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