From Zeno to Arbitrage: Essays on Quantity, Coherence, and Induction

From Zeno to Arbitrage: Essays on Quantity, Coherence, and Induction

by Brian Skyrms


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ISBN-13: 9780199652815
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/07/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Brian Skyrms is Distinguished Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science and Economics at the University of California, Irvine. His interests cover a range of topics, including the evolution of conventions, the social contract, inductive logic, decision theory, rational deliberation, the metaphysics of logical atomism, causality, and truth. He is the author of Signals: Evolution, Learning, and Information (OUP, 2010).

Table of Contents

I. Zeno and the Metaphysics of Quantity
1. Zeno's Paradox of Measure
2. Tractarian Nominalism
3. Logical Atoms and Combinatorial Possibility
4. Strict Coherence, Sigma Coherence, and the Metaphysics of Quantity
II. Coherent Degrees of Belief
5. Higher Order Degrees of Belief
6. A Mistake in Dynamic Coherence Arguments?
7. Dynamic Coherence and Probability Kinematics
8. Updating, Supposing, and MAXENT
9. The Structure of Radical Probabilism
10. Diachronic Coherence and Radical Probabilism
III. Induction
11. Carnapian Inductive Logic for Markov Chains
12. Carnapian Inductive Logic and Bayesian Statistics
13. Bayesian Projectibility

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