The Logic of Science: 2.2

by mpr1 min read21st Feb 20183 comments


Logic & Mathematics ET Jaynes

This is the first technical post on my new blog, where I plan to continue writing about what I learn from self-study of mathematics. I'm currently reading E.T. Jaynes' Probability Theory: The Logic of Science, and Christopher Bishop's Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. While I understand many LessWrong2.0 readers are far above my level in maths, maybe there are some who would benefit from and enjoy conversation about the sort of things I'm learning.

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I've been hoping to get around to reading this book for ages! I look forward to coming back and studying your posts when I do.

As one of the less mathematically accomplished audience, I approve. I would go as far as to say I don't expect projects like this to ever get old on LessWrong, especially as we digest new developments like Logical Induction and integrate them with the foundational intuitions in this book.