Article ID: CBB000059133

Was Bayes a Bayesian? (1987)


Description This paper analyzes Thomas Bayes' essay of 1763, together with the additions by Richard Price, in relation to (1) historical influences and (2) the Bayesianism of the 20th century. The author argues that Price's additions were in essence answers to Hume's problems of induction.

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Authors & Contributors
Dale, A. I.
Bellhouse, David R.
Alexander Trauth-Goik
Rui Costa
Diniz, Marcio A.
Robinson, Sandra
Historia Mathematica
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Enlightenment and Dissent
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Statistical Science
Yale University Press
Société Française d'Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques
American Philosophical Society
Relational databases; management
Cities and towns
Big data
Bayes, Thomas
Price, Richard
Laplace, Pierre Simon
Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc de
Priestley, Joseph
Newton, Isaac
Time Periods
18th century
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
19th century
Canada. Dominion Bureau of Statistics
Royal Society of London

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