24.280 Foundations of Probability


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Topics include probability puzzles, common fallacies in probabilistic reasoning, defenses and criticisms of Kolmogorov's axiomatization, interpretations of probability (including the frequency, logical, propensity, and various subjectivist interpretations), the relation of objective chance to rational subjective credence, conditional probability, rules for updating probability, and proposals for supplementing the probability calculus with further principles.

This class has no prerequisites.

24.280 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by R. White.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-162.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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