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Ramsey’s representation theorem

Bradley, Richard (2004) Ramsey’s representation theorem. Dialectica, 58 (4). pp. 483-497. ISSN 0012-2017

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0012-2017
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
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2009 12:36
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/22213/

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