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Some Reminiscences on Richard Jeffrey, and Some Reflections on The Logic of Decision

Hajek, Alan

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This paper is partly a tribute to Richard Jeffrey, partly a reflection on some of his writings, The Logic of Decision in particular. I begin with a brief biography and some fond reminiscences of Dick. I turn to some of the key tenets of his version of Bayesianism. All of these tenets are deployed in my discussion of his response to the St. Petersburg paradox, a notorious problem for decision theory that involves a game of infinite expectation. Prompted by that paradox, I conclude with some...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55323
Source: Philosophy of Science
DOI: 10.1086/518777

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