Probability and the art of judgment by Richard C. Jeffrey

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Probabilities.,
  • Judgment.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementRichard Jeffrey.
SeriesCambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBC141 .J44 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 244 p. :
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1554171M
ISBN 100521394597, 0521397707
LC Control Number91034257

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