A Subjectivist's Guide to Objective Chance

David Lewis

in Philosophical Papers Volume II

Published in print June 1987 | ISBN: 9780195036466
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833399 | DOI:
                      A Subjectivist's Guide to Objective Chance

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Formulates a principle about reasonable subjective probabilities conditional on propositions about objective probability in the single case. Consequences of the principle for objective probabilities and for the relation between objective and subjective probabilities are then considered. The paper contains four postscripts, dealing with objections and further issues arising from the principle.

Keywords: chance; credence; determinism; laws; Principal principle; probability

Chapter.  21924 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy

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