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Ramsey test


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The test suggested by F. P. Ramsey for assessing the acceptability or assertibility or degree of truth of a conditional A→C. It says that you should: (a) take the set of probabilities of propositions that characterizes your current system of beliefs, and add to that the probability of 1 (certainty) of A; (b) adjust in whatever way is needed, and in the most natural and conservative manner consilient with this change; (c) see whether what results includes a high probability of C.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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