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Essays on paradoxes

Author: Terry Horgan
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume brings together many of Terence Horgan's essays on paradoxes: Newcomb's problem, the Monty Hall problem, the two-envelope paradox, the sorites paradox, and the Sleeping Beauty problem. Newcomb's problem arises because the ordinary concept of practical rationality constitutively includes normative standards that can sometimes come into direct conflict with one another. The Monty Hall problem reveals that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Horgan
ISBN: 9780199858422 019985842X
OCLC Number: 958962348
Description: vii, 322 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One: Newcomb's Problem. Counterfactuals and Newcomb's Problem ; Newcomb's Problem: A Stalemate ; Newcomb's Problem Revisted --
Part Two: The Monty Hall Problem. Let's Make a Deal --
Part Three: The Two-Envelope Paradox, Nonstandard Expected Utility, and the Intensionality of Probability ; The Two-Envelope Paradox and the Foundations of Rational Decision Theory (Abridged) --
Part Four: The Sorites Paradox. Robust Vagueness and the Forced-March Sorites Paradox ; Transvaluationism: A Dionysian Approach to Vagueness --
Part Five: The Sleeping Beauty Problem --
Sleeping Beauty Awakened: New Odds at the Dawn of the New Day ; Synchronic Bayesian Updating and the Sleeping Beauty Problem: Reply to Pust ; The Exchange Continued: Response to Pust's Response to My Reply ; Generalized Conditionalization and the Sleeping Beauty Problem, II --
Part Six: Epistemic Probabilty. Epistemic Probability.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Terence Horgan.

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This volume brings together Terence Horgan's essays on paradoxes, both published and new. A common theme unifying these essays is that philosophically interesting paradoxes typically resist either  Read more...

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