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Ramsey’s representation theorem

Bradley, Richard ORCID: 0000-0003-2184-7844 (2004) Ramsey’s representation theorem. Dialectica, 58 (4). 483 - 497. ISSN 0012-2017

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1746-8361.2004.tb00320.x


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.

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Additional Information: © 2004 The Author
Divisions: CPNSS
Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2009 12:36
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:15

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