The General Principle and Conflicting Conditional Chances

Patryk Dziurosz-Serafinowicz

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    This paper shows how one can apply a particular chance-credence principle, called the General Principle, to the case of competing conditional chances of a given proposition. This principle is, then, tested against a case of two different viability fitnesses understood as conditional survival chances. It is argued that the General Principle armed with the admissibility clause which is essentailly qualitative cannot provide a satisfactory answer in this case. As a way out, I suggest that the GP should be endowed with a quantitative or gradual notion of admissibility. My suggestion exploits a line of thought employed by Brian Skyrms in his work on the notion of resiliency.
    Originele taal-2English
    TitelECAP 8 Eighth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy Program & Abstracts
    Plaats van productieBucharest
    UitgeverijEditura universitati din Bucuresti
    Pagina's88
    Aantal pagina's1
    StatusPublished - 2014

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