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Dutch books, coherence, and logical consistency

Mahtani, Anna (2014) Dutch books, coherence, and logical consistency. Noûs, 49 (3). pp. 522-537. ISSN 0029-4624

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Identification Number: 10.1111/nous.12070

Abstract

In this paper I present a new way of understanding Dutch Book Arguments: the idea is that an agent is shown to be incoherent iff (s)he would accept as fair a set of bets that would result in a loss under any interpretation of the claims involved. This draws on a standard definition of logical inconsistency. On this new understanding, the Dutch Book Arguments for the probability axioms go through, but the Dutch Book Argument for Reflection fails. The question of whether we have a Dutch Book Argument for Conditionalization is left open.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 13:51
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 02:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/56782

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