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2 books about Galavotti, Maria Carla

A Philosophical Introduction to Probability
Maria Carla Galavotti
CSLI, 2005
Library of Congress BC141.G35 2005  Dewey Decimal 121.63
Not limited to merely mathematics, probability has a rich and controversial philosophical aspect. A Philosophical Introduction to Probability showcases lesserknown philosophical notions of probability and explores the debate over their interpretations. Galavotti traces the history of probability and its mathematical properties and then discusses various philosophical positions on probability, from the Pierre Simon de Laplace's “classical” interpretation of probability to the logical interpretation proposed by John Maynard Keynes. This book is a valuable resource for students in philosophy and mathematics and all readers interested in notions of probability.
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Reasoning, Rationality and Probability
Edited by Maria Carla Galavotti, Roberto Scazzieri, and Patrick Suppes
CSLI, 2008
Library of Congress BC177.R3443 2008  Dewey Decimal 128.33
This volume broadens our concept of reasoning and rationality to allow for a more pluralistic and situational view of human thinking as a practical activity. Drawing on contributors across disciplines including philosophy, economics, psychology, statistics, computer science, engineering, and physics, Reasoning, Rationality, and Probability argues that the search for strong theories should leave room for the construction of contextsensitive conceptual tools. Both science and everyday life, the authors argue, are too complex and multifaceted to be forced into readymade schemata.
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