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Accuracy and the Laws of Credence$
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Richard Pettigrew

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198732716

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732716.001.0001

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Maximin and the Principle of Indifference

Maximin and the Principle of Indifference

(p.155) 12 Maximin and the Principle of Indifference
Accuracy and the Laws of Credence

Richard Pettigrew

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins Part III of the book, which treats the accuracy argument for the Principle of Indifference and explores the consequences of various risk-sensitive decision-theoretic principles when they are used in an accuracy-based argument. This chapter looks at one of the most extremely risk-sensitive principles, namely, Maximin. The chapter shows that it entails the Principle of Indifference when allied with the veritist account of epistemic utility.

Keywords:   Maximin, risk, risk aversion, Principle of Indifference

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