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Bayesianism, infinite decisions, and binding

Abstract:

We pose and resolve several vexing decision theoretic puzzles. Some are variants of existing puzzles, such as 'Trumped' (Arntzenius and McCarthy 1997), 'Rouble trouble' (Arntzenius and Barrett 1999), 'The airtight Dutch book' (McGee 1999), and 'The two envelopes puzzle' (Broome 1999). Others are new. A unified resolution of the puzzles shows that Dutch book arguments have no force in infinite cases. It thereby provides evidence that reasonable utility functions may be unbounded and that reaso...

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10.1093/mind/113.450.251

Authors


Arntzenius, F More by this author
Hawthorne, J More by this author
Journal:
MIND
Volume:
113
Issue:
450
Pages:
251-283
Publication date:
2004-04-05
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EISSN:
1460-2113
ISSN:
0026-4423
URN:
uuid:d6837445-e8b4-4dc1-b4b1-0f0c2a9c0e61
Source identifiers:
143702
Local pid:
pubs:143702
Language:
English

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