[SEQ RERUN] Beautiful Probability

by MinibearRex1 min read24th Dec 201111 comments

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Today's post, Beautiful Probability was originally published on 14 January 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):

 

Bayesians expect probability theory, and rationality itself, to be math. Self consistent, neat, even beautiful. This is why Bayesians think that Cox's theorems are so important.


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