Probability and the Art of Judgment

Probability and the Art of Judgment

by Richard Jeffrey
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Cambridge University Press

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Probability and the Art of Judgment

Spanning a period of 35 years, this collection of essays includes some of the classic works of one of the most distinguished and influential philosophers working in the field of decision theory and the theory of knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521394598
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/11/2003
Series: Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction and Decision Theory Series
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: radical probabilism; 2. Valuation an dacceptance of scientific hypotheses; 3. Probable knowledge; 4. Probability and the art of judgment; 5. Bayesianism with a human face; 6. Alias Smith and Jones: the testimony of the senses; 7. Conditioning, kinematics, and exchangeability; 8. Preference among preferences; 9. On interpersonal utility theory; 10. Remarks on interpersonal utility theory; 11. Mises redux; 12. Statistical explanation vs. statistical inference; 13. New foundations for Bayesian decision theory; 14. Frameworks for preference; 15. Axiomatizing the logic of decision; 16. A note on the kinematics of preference.

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