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Decision theory as philosophy

Author: Mark Kaplan
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
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It has been over sixty years since Ramsey first argued for the significance of decision theory to epistemology. Yet many philosophers remain unconvinced. The familiar probabilistic constraints decision theory imposes on opinion and confirmation seem too demanding, too prudential in nature and too tangential to our concern with the propriety of categorical belief and knowledge. How important are these concerns? Mark  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kaplan, Mark, 1951-
Decision theory as philosophy.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
(DLC) 95000868
(OCoLC)32236438
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kaplan
ISBN: 9780511804847 0511804849
OCLC Number: 817922061
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 227 pages)
Contents: 1. Confidence; 2. Evidence; 3. The Bayesian challenge; 4. Rational belief; 5. The Bayesian Canon; 6. Decision theory as epistemology.
Responsibility: Mark Kaplan.
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