Philosophical Foundations of Probabilities

Pierre Dangauthier 1
1 E-MOTION - Geometry and Probability for Motion and Action
GRAVIR - IMAG - Graphisme, Vision et Robotique, Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes
Abstract : This document presents some views on the semantic of the probability notion. It's mainly a summary of different readings, in particular of a Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy article. Probabilities are daily used in real world application, often without a clear understanding of their mathematical foundation and of the meaning we attach to them. This lack of understanding often leads to bad interpretations of statistical/probabilistic procedures (e.g. p-values of tests), and is an obstacle for research. Nowadays there is a debate opposing frequentists to bayesians, but we'll see that the problem of interpreting probabilities is broader, even if we'll present some strong clues in favour of bayesianism.
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[Research Report] RR-5988, INRIA. 2006, pp.14
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Pierre Dangauthier. Philosophical Foundations of Probabilities. [Research Report] RR-5988, INRIA. 2006, pp.14. 〈inria-00102049v2〉



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