## Reading seminar on Jaynes’ Probability Theory

**T**he reading seminar on Jaynes’ ** Probability Theory** is planned to start on next Monday at

**CREST**. (All welcome, just register with Nadine Guedj at ensae.fr) I have so far covered Chapters 4-8 and I need to speed up if I want to keep my schedule. So far, reading carefully through the book has induced neither a burst of criticisms (as it occurred with Keynes’

**) since there is no strong departure from traditional Bayesian inference, nor a foundational shift in my understanding of the field. The chapter on testing is quite well-written and starting with testing rather than estimation is a brilliant idea. The only annoying part is the permanent bashing of measure theory, which leads to an informal processing of improper priors. Here are the first slides written up to now:**

*Treatise on Probability*
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