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August 2013 The True Title of Bayes’s Essay
Stephen M. Stigler
Statist. Sci. 28(3): 283-288 (August 2013). DOI: 10.1214/13-STS438

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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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Stephen M. Stigler. "The True Title of Bayes’s Essay." Statist. Sci. 28 (3) 283 - 288, August 2013. https://doi.org/10.1214/13-STS438

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Published: August 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 28 August 2013

zbMATH: 1331.60006
MathSciNet: MR3135533
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/13-STS438

Rights: Copyright © 2013 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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