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February 2004 Probability, Causality and the Empirical World: A Bayes–de Finetti–Popper– Borel Synthesis
A. P. Dawid
Statist. Sci. 19(1): 44-57 (February 2004). DOI: 10.1214/088342304000000125

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This article expounds a philosophical approach to Probability and Causality: a synthesis of the personalist Bayesian views of de Finetti and Popper’s falsificationist programme. A falsification method for probabilistic or causal theories, based on “Borel criteria,” is described. It is argued that this minimalist approach, free of any distracting metaphysical inputs, provides the essential support required for the conduct and advance of Science.

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A. P. Dawid. "Probability, Causality and the Empirical World: A Bayes–de Finetti–Popper– Borel Synthesis." Statist. Sci. 19 (1) 44 - 57, February 2004. https://doi.org/10.1214/088342304000000125

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Published: February 2004
First available in Project Euclid: 14 July 2004

zbMATH: 1077.60003
MathSciNet: MR2082146
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/088342304000000125

Rights: Copyright © 2004 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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