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Accuracy and the laws of credence

Author: Richard Pettigrew
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom Oxford University Press 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First published in paperbackView all editions and formats
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Richard Pettigrew offers an extended investigation into a particular way of justifying the rational principles that govern our credences (or degrees of belief). He draws on decision theory in order  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Pettigrew
ISBN: 9780198822462 0198822464 9780198732716 0198732716
OCLC Number: 1061315795
Notes: This edition originally published: 2016.
Description: ix, 238 Seiten
Contents: IntroductionI: The accuracy argument for Probabilism1: From No Drop to Probabilism2: Formulating the dominance principle3: Measuring accuracy: existing accounts4: Measuring accuracy: a new account5: The Bronfman objection6: Howson's robustness objection7: The accuracy argument for ProbabilismAppendix I: The mathematical resultsII: Chance-credence principles8: The Principal Principle9: Vindication and chance10: Dominance and chance11: Self-undermining chancesAppendix II: A summary of chance-credence principlesAppendix III: The mathematical resultsIII: The Principle of Indifference12: Maximin and the Principle of Indifference13: Hurwicz, regret, and C-maximinAppendix IV: The mathematical resultsIV: Accuracy and Updating14: Plan Conditionalization15: Diachronic ConditionalizationAppendix V: The mathematical results16: Where next for epistemic utility theory?Index
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