[LINK] Cliffs Notes: “Probability Theory: The Logic of Science”, part 1


A book some­times cited on LessWrong as recom­mended read­ing is E.T. Jaynes’ Prob­a­bil­ity The­ory: The Logic of Science. I in­tend to write a se­ries of posts read­ing this book, sum­ma­riz­ing the key points, and solv­ing the ex­er­cises. (There are no solu­tions in the book.)

The book has over 750 pages. This will take me a long time, if I finish at all. I’m not com­mit­ting to finish­ing. For ex­am­ple, if this turns out not to be a thing worth do­ing, I hope that I will no­tice that and stop. I’m also not com­mit­ting to any par­tic­u­lar post­ing rate while I con­tinue.

(I’m not cross-post­ing this be­cause I ex­pect to have to make ed­its and don’t want to have to make them in two places.)