Real-World Probability Books: Philosophy of Probability

I have never gained any insight from reading the philosophy of probability, so am somewhat prejudiced against the whole enterprise.

Hacking, Ian. An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic. Cambridge University Press, 2001.

See my review.

Floridi, Luciano. Information: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Thought-provoking short non-technical monograph by ``the founder of the philosophy of information" gives an overview of the breadth of the concept of information. Interesting (to me) to note he does talk about data compression and entropy, and about Bayes rule, but not about the stochastic process set-up, that is information as a collection of events whose outcome we now know. But I am not competent to write a public review.

Lindley, Dennis V. Understanding Uncertainty. Wiley, 2006.

See my review.

Burdzy, Krzystof. The Search for Certainty: On the clash of science and philosophy of probability. World Scientific, 2009.

A mathematician's thoughts on the philosophical foundations of statistics and probability.

Kyburg, Henry E. and Thalos, Mariam (Eds.) Probability Is the Very Guide of Life: The Philosophical Uses of Chance. Open Court, 2003.

16 articles provide a sampling of modern scholarly activity in the topic.

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