Three Papers on Peirce

Probability, statistics, and the continuum

Peirce and Fisher on the place of probability in inductive inference
Published in Philosophia Scientiae, Archives-Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche Henri Poincaré, vol. 1, no. 2, 1996
A discussion of how R. A. Fisher and C. S. Peirce understood probability and the role it plays in statistical inference.

Statistical inference: small probabilies and errors
A discussion of how small probabilities license statistical inferences, and how frequentists C. S. Peirce, R. A. Fisher, J. Neyman, E. S. Pearson, and D. Mayo differ in their interpretations of the p-value of a statistical test.

Peirce's alternative Achilles paradox
A discussion of an alternative version of one of Zeno's paradoxes, and it's connection to the nature of the continuum and the existence of infinitesimals.

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