Bradley, Richard (2004) Ramsey’s representation theorem. Dialectica, 58 (4). pp. 483-497. ISSN 0012-2017
This paper reconstructs and evaluates the representation theorem presented by Ramsey in his essay 'Truth and Probability', showing how its proof depends on a novel application of Hölder's theory of measurement. I argue that it must be understood as a solution to the problem of measuring partial belief, a solution that in many ways remains unsurpassed. Finally I show that the method it employs may be interpreted in such a way as to avoid a well known objection to it due to Richard Jeffrey.
|Additional Information:||© 2004 Wiley-Blackwell|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic|
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
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