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A Mistake in Dynamic Coherence Arguments?

Brian Skyrms

in From Zeno to Arbitrage

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199652808
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745829 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652808.003.0008
A Mistake in Dynamic Coherence Arguments?

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A popular objection to dynamic coherence arguments is that an incoherent updater will be immune because he will “see the Dutch book coming” and refuse to bet. This not shows that the “seeing it coming” doesn’t help. The incoherent updater will take all bets, seeing each as a way of cutting losses at the time it is offered.

Keywords: dynamic coherence arguments; incoherent updater; bets; cutting losses

Chapter.  2987 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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