The double life of probability: A philosophical study of chance and credence

Patryk Dziurosz-Serafinowicz

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Abstract

This thesis is a philosophical study of two concepts of probability, to wit, the subjective one called credence and the physical one called chance, and the relation between them. In this study, the thesis introduces and utilizes various principles or conditions relating chances to credences, prior (or present) chances to posterior (or later) chances, and prior credences to posterior credences. The primary aim is to show that focusing and elaborating on these principles gives us a fruitful way of theorizing about chance and credence. The secondary aim is to show how we can combine these principles with some well-established argumentative strategies to provide insight into both notions of probability.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Romeijn, Jan-Willem, Supervisor
  • Peijnenburg, Jeanne, Co-supervisor
Award date12-Jan-2017
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-367-9301-8
Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-9300-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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