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Probability and Conditionals
Belief Revision and Rational Decision

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction and Decision Theory

Patrick Suppes, Brian Skyrms, Robert Stalnaker, Richard Jeffrey, Judea Pearl, Alan Hájek, Ned Hall, Charles S. Chihara, Vann McGee
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  • Date Published: September 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521039338

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  • This collection of essays is on the relation between probabilities, especially conditional probabilities, and conditionals. It provides negative results which sharply limit the ways conditionals can be related to conditional probabilities. There are also positive ideas and results which will open up areas of research. The collection is intended to honour Ernest W. Adams, whose seminal work is largely responsible for creating this area of inquiry. As well as describing, evaluating, and applying Adams's work the contributions extend his ideas in directions he may or may not have anticipated, but that he certainly inspired. In addition to a wide range of philosophers of science, the volume should interest computer scientists and linguists.

    • Prominent philosophers contribute to this collection, in particular: Richard Jeffrey, Brian Skyrms, Robert Stalnaker, Patrick Suppes
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    • Date Published: September 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521039338
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Introduction
    1. Some questions about Adams' conditionals Patrick Suppes
    2. Adams conditionals Brian Skyrms
    3. Letter to Brian Skyrms Robert Stalnaker
    4. Conditionals as random variables Robert Stalnaker and Richard Jeffrey
    5. From Adams' conditionals to default expressions, causal conditionals, and counterfactuals Judea Pearl
    6. The hypothesis of the conditional construal of conditional probability Alan Hájek and Ned Hall
    7. Triviality on the cheap? Alan Hájek
    8. Back in the CCCP Ned Hall
    9. The Howson-Urbach proofs of Bayesian principles Charles S. Chihara
    10. Learning the impossible Vann McGee
    11. A brief survey of Adams' contributions to philosophy Patrick Suppes
    Publications of Ernest W. Adams.

  • Editors

    Ellery Eells, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Brian Skyrms, University of California, Irvine

    Contributors

    Patrick Suppes, Brian Skyrms, Robert Stalnaker, Richard Jeffrey, Judea Pearl, Alan Hájek, Ned Hall, Charles S. Chihara, Vann McGee

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