Seminar on Decision Theory

Thursday, 11AM-12:30PM, Lent Term 2016
Philosophy Common Room, Faculty of Philosophy

Readings & Notes

January 14, 2016

*Elga, A. (2010). Subjective probabilities should be sharp. Philosophers’ Imprint, 10(5): 1–11. DOI
Bradley, S. and Steele, K. (2014). Should subjective probabilities be sharp? Episteme, 11(3):277–289. DOI
January 21, 2016

*Joyce, J. (2010). A defense of imprecise credences in inference and decision making. Philosophical Perspectives, 24(1):281–323. PDF
Levi, I. (1974). On indeterminate probabilities. The Journal of Philosophy, 71(13):391–418. JSTOR
January 28, 2016

*[Sections on Dilation] Joyce, J. (2010). A defense of imprecise credences in inference and decision making. Philosophical Perspectives, 24(1):281–323. PDF
Good, I. J. (1967). On the principle of total evidence. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 17(4):319–321. JSTOR
[An example from] Walley, P. (1991). Statistical Reasoning with Imprecise Probabilities. Chapman and Hall New York. PDF
February 4, 2016

*Buchak, L. (2010). Instrumental rationality, epistemic rationality, and evidence-gathering. Philosophical Perspectives, 24(1):85–120. DOI
Bradley, S. and Steele, K. (2016). Can free evidence be bad? value of information for the imprecise probabilist. Philosophy of Science, 83(1):1–28. JSTOR
February 11, 2016

*Briggs, R. (2010). Decision-theoretic paradoxes as voting paradoxes. Philosophical Review, 119(1):1–30. DOI
February 18, 2016

*Schaffer, J. (2007). Deterministic chance? The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 58(2):113–140. JSTOR
February 25, 2016 with Emily Adlam

Wallace, D. (2010). The everett interpretation. Manuscirpt. PDF
Adlam, E. (2015). The problem of confirmation in the everett interpretation. arXiv: 1504.01063v1. PDF
March 3, 2016

Greaves, H. (2013). Epistemic decision theory. Mind, 122(488):915–952. DOI

*Recommended readings.

News & Updates

Emily Adlam (Cambridge) will give a talk on February 25. (2/18)

The discussion on February 18 will be led by Chloé de Canson. (2/11)

The discussion on February 11 will be led by Adam Bales. (2/7)

February 4’s discussion will be led by Bernhard Salow. (1/28)

Recommended readings for each meeting are starred, the others are optional. Most readings are available online through JSTOR or university library. (1/14)