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Problems of Philosophy: Decision Theory

PHI 523

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Standard idealizations in formal epistemology and decision theory don't leave room for uncertainty, incoherence, or lack of precision about (1) how one should or will respond to one's evidence; (2) what new hypotheses one might form; (3) the impact of one's decisions on future values or distant future states of affairs; (4) what states of affairs are valuable; (5) which normative theory is correct. This seminar explores responses to these phenomena, with emphasis on performance-based evaluations of these responses, such as money pump arguments, diachronic exploitation arguments, and value of information arguments.
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