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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

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732716.003.0013

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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