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Probability and the Art of Judgment

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ISBN-10: 0521397707

ISBN-13: 9780521397704

Edition: 1992

Authors: Richard C. Jeffrey, Ernest W. Adams, Ken Binmore, Jeremy Butterfield, Persi W. Diaconis

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Richard Jeffrey is beyond dispute one of the most distinguished and influential philosophers working in the field of decision theory and the theory of knowledge. His work is distinctive in showing the interplay of epistemological concerns with probability and utility theory. Not only has he made use of standard probabilistic and decision theoretic tools to clarify concepts of evidential support and informed choice, he has also proposed significant modifications of the standard Bayesian position in order that it provide a better fit with actual human experience. Probability logic is viewed not as a source of judgment but as a framework for explaining the implications of probabilistic…    
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Book details

List price: $50.99
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/27/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.94" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction: radical probabilism
Valuation an dacceptance of scientific hypotheses
Probable knowledge
Probability and the art of judgment
Bayesianism with a human face
Alias Smith and Jones: the testimony of the senses
Conditioning, kinematics, and exchangeability
Preference among preferences
On interpersonal utility theory
Remarks on interpersonal utility theory
Mises redux
Statistical explanation vs. statistical inference
New foundations for Bayesian decision theory
Frameworks for preference
Axiomatizing the logic of decision
A note on the kinematics of preference