'This is not an ordinary text. It is an unabashed, hard sell of the Bayesian approach to statistics. It is wonderfully down to earth, with hundreds of telling examples. Everyone who is interested in the problems or applications of statistics should have a serious look.' SIAM News
'This book could be of interest to scientists working in areas where inference of incomplete information should be made.' Zentralblatt MATH
'… the author thinks for himself … and writes in a lively way about all sorts of things. It is worth dipping into it if only for vivid expressions of opinion. The annotated References and Bibliography are particularly good for this.' Notices of the American Mathematical Society
A comprehensive introduction to the role of probability theory in general scientific endeavour. This book provides an original interpretation of probability theory, showing the subject to be an extension of logic, and presenting new results and applications. Ideal for scientists working in any area involving inference from incomplete information.