Statistical Science

The True Title of Bayes’s Essay

Stephen M. Stigler

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Abstract

New evidence is presented that Richard Price gave Thomas Bayes’s famous essay a very different title from the commonly reported one. It is argued that this implies Price almost surely and Bayes not improbably embarked upon this work seeking a defensive tool to combat David Hume on an issue in theology.

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Source
Statist. Sci., Volume 28, Number 3 (2013), 283-288.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 28 August 2013

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https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1377696937

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/13-STS438

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3135533

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1331.60006

Keywords
Thomas Bayes Richard Price Bayes’s theorem history

Citation

Stigler, Stephen M. The True Title of Bayes’s Essay. Statist. Sci. 28 (2013), no. 3, 283--288. doi:10.1214/13-STS438. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1377696937


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