Probability and Conditionals: Belief Revision and Rational Decision

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 25, 1994 - Philosophy - 207 pages
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This is a collection of essays on the relation between probabilities--especially conditional probabilities--and conditionals. It provides new negative results that sharply limit the ways conditionals can be related to conditional probabilities. There are also positive ideas and results that will open up new areas of research. The collection is intended to honor 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 not have anticipated, but that he certainly inspired.
 

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Contents

Some questions about Adams conditionals
5
Adams conditionals
13
Brian Skyrms
27
From Adams conditionals to default expressions
47
The hypothesis of the conditional construal of conditional
75
Triviality on the cheap? 3
113
Back in the CCCP
141
The Hou sonirbach proofs of Bayesian principles
161
Learning the impossible
179
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