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Eells, Ellery

Overview
Works: 12 works in 66 publications in 2 languages and 1,656 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QA279.5, 121
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Most widely held works about Ellery Eells
 
Most widely held works by Ellery Eells
Rational decision and causality by Ellery Eells( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of great use as a background and introduction to the subject of decision making as a whole
Probabilistic causality by Ellery Eells( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probability and conditionals : belief revision and rational decision by Ellery Eells( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a state-of-the-art collection of essays on the relation between probabilities, especially conditional probabilities, and conditionals. It provides new negative results that sharply limit the ways conditionals can be related to conditional probabilities. There are also positive ideas and results that will open up new areas of research. The collection is intended to honor Ernest W. Adams, whose seminal work is largely responsible for creating this area of inquiry. In addition to describing, evaluating, and applying Adams's work, these contributions extend his ideas in directions he may or may not have anticipated, but that he certainly inspired. This volume should be of interest to a wide range of philosophers of science, as well as to computer scientists and linguists
The place of probability in science : in honor of Ellery Eells (1953-2006)( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of philosophy, broadly conceived, can be described as that of attempting to resolve heretofore unsolved conceptual and theoretical problems, especially those that lie at the foundations of knowledge and values. Given the central role of science in acquiring reliable knowledge, the study of science has become of special importance within philosophy. And within philosophy of science, in turn, no other concept possesses the centrality and importance as does that of probability. To clarify and illuminate the place of probability in science Ellery Eells and James H. Fetzer have brought together some of the most distinguished philosophers from our time. After a comprehensive introduction to alternative conceptions of objective probability and the difficulties that they confront, three studies describe the special problems that arise within this context and the comparative merits of different accounts. The second section addresses the nature of lawfulness and of relations between micro- and macro-probabilities, especially with reference to the concept of fitness in evolution. The third section confronts some of the difficulties confronted by causal conceptions of probability, especially within the quantum domain. The fourth extends the discussion to principles of inference and decision. The last chapter relates propensities and frequencies to the framework of inference to the best explanation." -- Library of Congress
Probability and rationality : studies on L. Jonathan Cohen's philosophy of science( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reply to Jackson and Pargetter by Ellery Eells( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Probability and conditionals : belief and rational decision( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Newcomb's paradox and the principle of maximizing conditional expected utility by Ellery Eells( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Causality, decision, and Newcomb' s paradox by Ellery Eells( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Probability and rationality : studies on L Johanthan Cohen's philosophy of science by L. Jonathan Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The place of probability in science( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rational decision and causality
Alternative Names
Eells, Ellery

Languages
English (62)

French (2)

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Probabilistic causalityProbability and conditionals : belief revision and rational decisionThe place of probability in science : in honor of Ellery Eells (1953-2006)Probability and conditionals : belief and rational decisionThe place of probability in science