Fundamental Uncertainty: Rationality and Plausible Reasoning

Hardcover | December 21, 2010

EditorSilva Marzetti Dall''aste BrandolinibySilvia Marzetti

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This volume addresses the subject of uncertainty from the point of view of an extended conception of rationality. In particular, the contributions explore the premises and implications of plausible reasoning when probabilities are non-measurable or unknown, and when the space of possible events is only partially identified.

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This volume addresses the subject of uncertainty from the point of view of an extended conception of rationality. In particular, the contributions explore the premises and implications of plausible reasoning when probabilities are non-measurable or unknown, and when the space of possible events is only partially identified.

SILVA MARZETTI is Professor of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy. She published, amongst other research papers, Tasso ottimale di crescita e bilancio pubblico, Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali. April-May 1983; Il comportamento razionale del policy maker, (1998); Economic and Social Demand for Coastal Pr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:December 21, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230594271

ISBN - 13:9780230594272

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Table of Contents

Fundamental Uncertainty and Plausible Reasoning: Introduction; S.Marzetti&R.Scazzieri
Logic, Empiricism and Probability Structures; H.Kyburg
The Weight of Argument; I.Levi
Inductive Intuition; V.Fano
A Theory of Similarity and Uncertainty; R.Scazzieri
Generalized Theory of Uncertainty: Principal Concepts and Ideas; L.Zadeh
The Weight of Argument and Economic Decisions; A.Vercelli
The Relevance Quotient and Probabilistic Equilibrium; D.Costantini& U.Garibaldi
Non Self-Averaging Phenomena in Macroeconomics: Neglected Sources of Uncertainty and Policy Ineffectiveness; M.Aoki
Induction and Atomic Universe: A Critical Reorientation of Keynes's Economic and Philosophical Thoughts; I.Hishiyama
Uncertainty and Rationality: Keynes and Modern Economics; J.Kregel& E.Nasica
Moral Good and Right Conduct: A General Theory of Welfare Under Fundamental Uncertainty; S.Marzetti