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

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

byBrian Skyrms

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Brian Skyrms presents a set of influential essays on the nature of quantity, probability, coherence, and induction. The first part explores the nature of quantity and includes essays on tractarian nominalism, combinatorial possibility, and coherence. Part Two proceeds to examine coherentupdating of degrees of belief in various learning situations. Finally, in Part Three, Skyrms develops an account of aspects of inductive reasoning, which proceeds from specific problems to general considerations. These essays span the breadth of Skyrms's illustrious career and will be essentialreading for scholars and advanced students in philosophy of science and formal epistemology.

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Brian Skyrms is Distinguished Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science and Economics at the University of California, Irvine. His interests cover a range of topics, including the evolution of conventions, the social contract, inductive logic, decision theory, rational deliberation, the metaphysics of logical atomism, causality, an...
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Title:From Zeno to Arbitrage: Essays on Quantity, Coherence, and InductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pagesPublished:December 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsI. Zeno and the Metaphysics of QuantityIntroduction1. Zeno's Paradox of Measure2. Tractarian Nominalism3. Logical Atoms and Combinatorial Possibility4. Strict Coherence, Sigma Coherence, and the Metaphysics of QuantityII. Coherent Degrees of BeliefIntroduction5. Higher Order Degrees of Belief6. A Mistake in Dynamic Coherence Arguments?7. Dynamic Coherence and Probability Kinematics8. Updating, Supposing, and MAXENT9. The Structure of Radical Probabilism10. Diachronic Coherence and Radical ProbabilismIII. InductionIntroduction11. Carnapian Inductive Logic for Markov Chains12. Carnapian Inductive Logic and Bayesian Statistics13. Bayesian Projectibility