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

Brian Skyrms

Abstract

The essays in the book center on the concept of probability. What is the framework within which probability comfortably lives? What are the coherence principles that must be satisfied for degrees of belief to be probabilities, and how do these principles generalize to probability change? What is the relation between coherent degrees of belief, beliefs about chances, and inductive inference? What constraints does coherence put on inductive skepticism?

Keywords: quantity, Zeno of Elea, probability, dynamic coherence, inductive logic, inductive skepticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199652808
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652808.001.0001

Authors

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Brian Skyrms, author
Stanford University

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