The Resource Probability and conditionals : belief revision and rational decision, edited by Ellery Eells, Brian Skyrms

Probability and conditionals : belief revision and rational decision, edited by Ellery Eells, Brian Skyrms

Label
Probability and conditionals : belief revision and rational decision
Title
Probability and conditionals
Title remainder
belief revision and rational decision
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ellery Eells, Brian Skyrms
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a state-of-the-art 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. In addition to describing, evaluating, and applying Adams's work, these contributions extend his ideas in directions he may or may not have anticipated, but that he certainly inspired. This volume should be of interest to a wide range of philosophers of science, as well as to computer scientists and linguists
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
BC141
LC item number
.P69 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Eells, Ellery
  • Skyrms, Brian
  • Adams, Ernest W.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, Ernest W.
  • Adams, Ernest W.
  • Probabilities
  • Conditionals (Logic)
  • Belief and doubt
  • Decision making
  • Philosophy
  • Belief and doubt
  • Conditionals (Logic)
  • Decision making
  • Probabilities
  • Waarschijnlijkheid (statistiek)
  • Condities (logica)
  • Hypothese
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie
  • Wahrscheinlichkeit
  • Konditional
Label
Probability and conditionals : belief revision and rational decision, edited by Ellery Eells, Brian Skyrms
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Essays on probability and conditionals is intended to honor Professor Ernest W. Adams"--Introd
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some questions about Adams' conditionals / Patrick Suppes -- Adams conditionals / Brian Skyrms -- Letter to Brian Skyrms / Robert Stalnaker -- Conditionals at random variables / Robert Stalnaker and Richard Jeffrey -- From Adams' conditionals to default expressions, causal conditionals, and counterfactuals / Judea Pearl -- The hypothesis of the conditional construal of conditional probability / Alan Hájek and Ned Hall -- Triviality on the cheap? / Alan Hájek -- Back in the CCCP / Ned Hall -- The Howson-Urbach proofs of Bayesian principles / Charles S. Chihara -- Learning the impossible / Vann McGee -- A brief survey of Adams' contributions to philosophy / Patrick Suppes
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 207 p.
Isbn
9780521453592
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93041163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29182835
  • (OCoLC)ocm29182835
Label
Probability and conditionals : belief revision and rational decision, edited by Ellery Eells, Brian Skyrms
Publication
Note
"Essays on probability and conditionals is intended to honor Professor Ernest W. Adams"--Introd
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some questions about Adams' conditionals / Patrick Suppes -- Adams conditionals / Brian Skyrms -- Letter to Brian Skyrms / Robert Stalnaker -- Conditionals at random variables / Robert Stalnaker and Richard Jeffrey -- From Adams' conditionals to default expressions, causal conditionals, and counterfactuals / Judea Pearl -- The hypothesis of the conditional construal of conditional probability / Alan Hájek and Ned Hall -- Triviality on the cheap? / Alan Hájek -- Back in the CCCP / Ned Hall -- The Howson-Urbach proofs of Bayesian principles / Charles S. Chihara -- Learning the impossible / Vann McGee -- A brief survey of Adams' contributions to philosophy / Patrick Suppes
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 207 p.
Isbn
9780521453592
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93041163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29182835
  • (OCoLC)ocm29182835

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