A Polemic on Probability

Science  05 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5638, pp. 1329-1330
DOI: 10.1126/science.1088027

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Probability Theory The Logic of Science. by E. T. Jaynes. G. Larry Bretthorst, Ed. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2003. 757 pp., $60, £45. ISBN 0-521-59271-2.

In a work intended as both a textbook and reference for researchers who must make inferences from incomplete data, Jaynes argues that the standard rules of probability are best interpreted as principles in logic.