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The Covenant of Reason : Rationality and the Commitments of Thought - Isaac Levi

The Covenant of Reason

Rationality and the Commitments of Thought

Hardcover Published: 29th February 2008
ISBN: 9780521572880
Number Of Pages: 276

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Isaac Levi is one of the preeminent philosophers in the areas of pragmatic rationality and epistemology. This collection of essays presents his original and influential ideas about rational choice and belief. A wide range of topics is covered, including consequentialism and sequential choice, consensus, voluntarism of belief, and the tolerance of opinions. This major collection will be of interest to a wide range of philosophers in epistemology, logic, and philosophy of science, as well as economists, decision theorists, and statisticians.

Rationality and commitment
Rationality, prediction and autonomous choice
The logic of full belief
Consequentialism and sequential choice
Prediction, deliberation and correlated equilibrium
On indeterminate probabilities
Consensus as shared agreement and outcome of inquiry
Compromising Bayesianism: a plea for indeterminacy
Pareto unanimity and consensus
The paradoxes of Allais and Ellsberg
Conflict and inquiry
The ethics of controversy
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ISBN: 9780521572880
ISBN-10: 0521572886
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 29th February 2008
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.58