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Thomas Bayes's Bayesian Inference
Stephen M. Stigler
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General)
Vol. 145, No. 2 (1982), pp. 250-258
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2981538
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We consider Thomas Bayes's famous Scholium--his argument in defence of an a priori uniform distribution for an unknown probability, and argue that critics (R. A. Fisher) and friends (Karl Pearson, Harold Jeffreys) alike have misinterpreted the argument as an appeal to the principle of insufficient reason, and that Bayes's actual argument is free from the principal defect it has been charged with. True "Bayesian Inference" is found to differ considerably from and perhaps be logically preferable to modern perceptions of it.
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General) © 1982 Royal Statistical Society