Bayesian Analysis

The search for certainty: a critical assessment

Christian P. Robert

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Abstract

The Search for Certainty was published in (Burzdy, 2009) by Krzysztof Burdzy. It examines the "philosophical duopoly" of von Mises and de Finetti at the foundation of probability and statistics and find this duopoly missing. This review exposes the weakness of the arguments presented in the book, it questions the relevance of introducing a new set of probability axioms from a methodological perspective, and it concludes with the lack of impact of this book on statistical foundations and practice.

Article information

Source
Bayesian Anal., Volume 5, Number 2 (2010), 213-222.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 20 June 2012

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ba/1340218334

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/10-BA601

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2719648

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1330.00018

Keywords
Foundations frequentist statistics Bayesian statistics von Mises de Finetti probability theory

Citation

Robert, Christian P. The search for certainty : a critical assessment. Bayesian Anal. 5 (2010), no. 2, 213--222. doi:10.1214/10-BA601. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ba/1340218334


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See also

  • Related item: Larry Wasserman. Comment on article by Robert et al. Bayesian Anal., Vol. 5, Iss. 2(2010), 223-228.
  • Related item: Andrew Gelman. Comment on article by Robert. Bayesian Anal., Vol. 5, Iss. 2(2010), 229-232.
  • Related item: Krysztof Burdzy. Comment on article by Robert. Bayesian Anal., Vol. 5, Iss. 2(2010), 233-236.