Jeffrey, Richard C.
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Works:  81 works in 435 publications in 7 languages and 12,490 library holdings 

Genres:  Textbooks Conference papers and proceedings History 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Narrator, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor 
Classifications:  QA9.59, 160 
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Most widely held works about
Richard C Jeffrey
 Christ is our rock : SAB, optional flute, optional guitar, piano or organ by Mark Kellner( )
 Le problème de Newcomb et les réaménagements de la théorie indicielle de la décision by Yvan Tétreault( Book )
 You are redeemed : for baptisms : SATB, cantor, congregation, keyboard by Richard C Jeffrey( )
 An improvement of Jeffrey's deductive trees by Marco Mondadori( Book )
 Probability, dynamics, and causality : essays in honour of Richard C. Jeffrey by Domenico Costantini( Book )
 Cruise of the Brig "Greyhound," 17441747( )
 Richard C. Jeffrey papers by Richard C Jeffrey( )
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Most widely held works by
Richard C Jeffrey
Computability and logic by
George Boolos(
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106 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fifth edition of 'Computability and Logic' covers not just the staple topics of an intermediate logic course such as Godel's incompleteness theorems, but also optional topics that include Turing's theory of computability and Ramsey's theorem
106 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fifth edition of 'Computability and Logic' covers not just the staple topics of an intermediate logic course such as Godel's incompleteness theorems, but also optional topics that include Turing's theory of computability and Ramsey's theorem
Formal logic: its scope and limits by
Richard C Jeffrey(
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64 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
64 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The logic of decision by
Richard C Jeffrey(
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48 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book uses elementary logical and mathematical means to a philosophical end: elucidation of the notions of subjective probability and subjective desirability or utility which form the core of Bayesian decision theory. Most of the book is devoted to a new theory of preference between propositions, within which a Bayesian agent's probability and utility functions are determined by features of his preference ranking. Here the elementary logical operations on propositions (denial, conjunction, disjunction) do the work which is done by the operation of forming gambles in the 'classical' theory of Ramsey and Savage. Classically, the agent's preference ranking of gambles determines his utility function up to a linear transformation with positive coefficient, and determines his probability function completely; but here the preference ranking of propositions determines the utility function only up to a fractional linear transformation with positive determinant, and determines the probability function only to within a certain quantization. The classical case is obtained here if the preference ranking is of the sort that can only be represented by a utility function that is unbounded both above and below; and it is shown that the present theory is immune to the St. Petersburg paradox, so that one can reasonably be a Bayesian in the present sense and still have an unbounded utility function
48 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book uses elementary logical and mathematical means to a philosophical end: elucidation of the notions of subjective probability and subjective desirability or utility which form the core of Bayesian decision theory. Most of the book is devoted to a new theory of preference between propositions, within which a Bayesian agent's probability and utility functions are determined by features of his preference ranking. Here the elementary logical operations on propositions (denial, conjunction, disjunction) do the work which is done by the operation of forming gambles in the 'classical' theory of Ramsey and Savage. Classically, the agent's preference ranking of gambles determines his utility function up to a linear transformation with positive coefficient, and determines his probability function completely; but here the preference ranking of propositions determines the utility function only up to a fractional linear transformation with positive determinant, and determines the probability function only to within a certain quantization. The classical case is obtained here if the preference ranking is of the sort that can only be represented by a utility function that is unbounded both above and below; and it is shown that the present theory is immune to the St. Petersburg paradox, so that one can reasonably be a Bayesian in the present sense and still have an unbounded utility function
Studies in inductive logic and probability by
Rudolf Carnap(
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17 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Statistical explanation & statistical relevance by
Wesley C Salmon(
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14 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probability and the art of judgment by
Richard C Jeffrey(
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15 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Jeffrey is beyond dispute one of the most distinguished and influential philosophers working in the field of decision theory and the theory of knowledge. His work is distinctive in showing the interplay of epistemological concerns with probability and utility theory. Not only has he made use of standard probabilistic and decision theoretic tools to clarify concepts of evidential support and informed choice, he has also proposed significant modifications of the standard Bayesian position in order that it provide a better fit with actual human experience. Probability logic is viewed not as a source of judgment but as a framework for explaining the implications of probabilistic judgments and their mutual compatability. This collection of essays spans a period of some 35 years and includes what have become some of the classic works in the literature. There is also one completely new piece, while in many instances Jeffrey includes afterthoughts on the older essays
15 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Jeffrey is beyond dispute one of the most distinguished and influential philosophers working in the field of decision theory and the theory of knowledge. His work is distinctive in showing the interplay of epistemological concerns with probability and utility theory. Not only has he made use of standard probabilistic and decision theoretic tools to clarify concepts of evidential support and informed choice, he has also proposed significant modifications of the standard Bayesian position in order that it provide a better fit with actual human experience. Probability logic is viewed not as a source of judgment but as a framework for explaining the implications of probabilistic judgments and their mutual compatability. This collection of essays spans a period of some 35 years and includes what have become some of the classic works in the literature. There is also one completely new piece, while in many instances Jeffrey includes afterthoughts on the older essays
Logic, logic, and logic by
George Boolos(
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14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected philosophical essays by
Carl G Hempel(
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14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Carl Gustav Hempel (19051997) was one of the preeminent figures in the philosophical movement of logical empiricism. He was a member of both the Berlin and Vienna Circles, fled Germany in 1934, and finally settled in the United States, where he taught for fortyfive years in New York, New Haven, Princeton, and Pittsburgh." "The essays in this collection come from the early and late periods of Hempel's career and chart his intellectual odyssey from a commitment to rigorous logical positivism in the 1930s (when Hempel allied himself closely with Carnap) to a more sociological approach that was close in spirit to the work of Neurath and Kuhn."Jacket
14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Carl Gustav Hempel (19051997) was one of the preeminent figures in the philosophical movement of logical empiricism. He was a member of both the Berlin and Vienna Circles, fled Germany in 1934, and finally settled in the United States, where he taught for fortyfive years in New York, New Haven, Princeton, and Pittsburgh." "The essays in this collection come from the early and late periods of Hempel's career and chart his intellectual odyssey from a commitment to rigorous logical positivism in the 1930s (when Hempel allied himself closely with Carnap) to a more sociological approach that was close in spirit to the work of Neurath and Kuhn."Jacket
The dynamics of norms(
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10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the social sciences norms are sometimes taken to play a key explanatory role. Yet norms differ from group to group, from society to society, and from species to species. How are norms formed and how do they change?" "This "stateoftheart" collection of essays presents some of the best contemporary research into the dynamical processes underlying the formation, maintenance, metamorphosis, and dissolution of norms. The volume combines formal modeling with more traditional analysis, and considers biological and cultural evolution, individual learning, and rational deliberation." "In filling a significant gap in the current literature this volume will be of particular interest to economists, political scientists, and sociologists, in addition to philosophers of the social sciences."Jacket
10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the social sciences norms are sometimes taken to play a key explanatory role. Yet norms differ from group to group, from society to society, and from species to species. How are norms formed and how do they change?" "This "stateoftheart" collection of essays presents some of the best contemporary research into the dynamical processes underlying the formation, maintenance, metamorphosis, and dissolution of norms. The volume combines formal modeling with more traditional analysis, and considers biological and cultural evolution, individual learning, and rational deliberation." "In filling a significant gap in the current literature this volume will be of particular interest to economists, political scientists, and sociologists, in addition to philosophers of the social sciences."Jacket
Subjective probability : the real thing by
Richard C Jeffrey(
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20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book offers a concise survey of basic probability theory from a thoroughly subjective point of view whereby probability is a mode of judgment." "After an introduction to basic probability theory, there are chapters on scientific hypothesistesting, on changing your mind in response to generally uncertain observations, on expectations of the values of random variables, on de Finetti's dissolution of the socalled problem of induction, and on decision theory."Jacket
20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book offers a concise survey of basic probability theory from a thoroughly subjective point of view whereby probability is a mode of judgment." "After an introduction to basic probability theory, there are chapters on scientific hypothesistesting, on changing your mind in response to generally uncertain observations, on expectations of the values of random variables, on de Finetti's dissolution of the socalled problem of induction, and on decision theory."Jacket
The logic of strategy by
Cristina Bicchieri(
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13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This philosophical study of rationality and knowledge, includes causal versus evidential decision theory, and counterfactual reasoning in games. And analyzes common knowledge assumptions in game theory, and evaluations of the normal versus extensive form formulations of complex decision problems
13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This philosophical study of rationality and knowledge, includes causal versus evidential decision theory, and counterfactual reasoning in games. And analyzes common knowledge assumptions in game theory, and evaluations of the normal versus extensive form formulations of complex decision problems
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1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probability, dynamics, and causality : essays in honour of Richard C. Jeffrey by
Domenico Costantini(
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8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book is a collection of essays on various issues in philosophy of science, with special emphasis on the foundations of probability and statistics, and quantum mechanics. The main topics, addressed by some of the most outstanding researchers in the field, are subjective probability, Bayesian statistics, probability kinematics, causal decision making, probability and realism in quantum mechanics
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book is a collection of essays on various issues in philosophy of science, with special emphasis on the foundations of probability and statistics, and quantum mechanics. The main topics, addressed by some of the most outstanding researchers in the field, are subjective probability, Bayesian statistics, probability kinematics, causal decision making, probability and realism in quantum mechanics
Studies in inductive logic and probability by
Rudolf Carnap(
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6 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computability and logic by
George Boole(
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3 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays in honor of Carl G. Hempel : a tribute on the occasion of his sixtyfifth birthday by
Nicholas Rescher(
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1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eminent philosopher of science Carl G. Hempel, Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and a Past President of the American Philosophical Association, has had a long and distinguished academic career in the course of which he has been professorial mentor to some of America's most distinguished philosophers. This volume gathers together twelve original papers by Hempel's students and associates into a volume intended to do homage to Hempel on the occasion of his 65th year in 1970. The papers are grouped around the unifying topic of Hempel's own interests in logic and philosophy of science, the great majority dealing with issues on inductive logic and the theory of scientific explanatio problems to which Hempel has devoted the bulk of his outstandingly fruitful efforts. With the approach of 'Peter' Hempel's 65th birthday, an editorial committee sprang into being by an uncannily spontaneous process to prepare to commemorate this event with an appropriate Festschrift. The editors were pleased to receive unfailingly prompt and efficient coopera tion on the part of all contributors. The responsibility of seeing the work through the press was assumed by Nicholas Rescher. The editors are grateful to all concerned for their collaboration. ALAN ROSS ANDERSON PAUL BENACERRAF ADOLF GRUNBAUM GERALD J. MASSEY NICHOLAS RESCHER RICHARD S. RUDNER TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE V PAUL OPPENHEIM: Reminiscences of Peter 1 w. v. QUINE: Natural Kinds 5 JAAKKO HINTIKKA: Inductive Independence and the Paradoxes of Confirmation 24 WESLEY c
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eminent philosopher of science Carl G. Hempel, Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and a Past President of the American Philosophical Association, has had a long and distinguished academic career in the course of which he has been professorial mentor to some of America's most distinguished philosophers. This volume gathers together twelve original papers by Hempel's students and associates into a volume intended to do homage to Hempel on the occasion of his 65th year in 1970. The papers are grouped around the unifying topic of Hempel's own interests in logic and philosophy of science, the great majority dealing with issues on inductive logic and the theory of scientific explanatio problems to which Hempel has devoted the bulk of his outstandingly fruitful efforts. With the approach of 'Peter' Hempel's 65th birthday, an editorial committee sprang into being by an uncannily spontaneous process to prepare to commemorate this event with an appropriate Festschrift. The editors were pleased to receive unfailingly prompt and efficient coopera tion on the part of all contributors. The responsibility of seeing the work through the press was assumed by Nicholas Rescher. The editors are grateful to all concerned for their collaboration. ALAN ROSS ANDERSON PAUL BENACERRAF ADOLF GRUNBAUM GERALD J. MASSEY NICHOLAS RESCHER RICHARD S. RUDNER TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE V PAUL OPPENHEIM: Reminiscences of Peter 1 w. v. QUINE: Natural Kinds 5 JAAKKO HINTIKKA: Inductive Independence and the Paradoxes of Confirmation 24 WESLEY c
Studies in inductive logic and probability(
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in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Instructor's manual to accompany Formal logic : its scope and limits by
Richard C Jeffrey(
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2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Equilibrium and Rationality by
Paul Weirich(
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1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interpreting probability : controversies and developments in the early twentieth century by
David Howie(
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1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The term probability can be used in two main senses. In the frequency interpretation it is a limiting ratio in a sequence of repeatable events. In the Bayesian view, probability is a mental construct representing uncertainty. This book is about these two types of probability and investigates how, despite being adopted by scientists and statisticians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Bayesianism was discredited as a theory of scientific inference during the 1920s and 1930s. Through the examination of a dispute between two British scientists, the author argues that a choice between the two interpretations is not forced by pure logic or the mathematics of the situation, but depends on the experiences and aims of the individuals involved. The book should be of interest to students and scientists interested in statistics and probability theories and to general readers with an interest in the history, sociology and philosophy of science
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The term probability can be used in two main senses. In the frequency interpretation it is a limiting ratio in a sequence of repeatable events. In the Bayesian view, probability is a mental construct representing uncertainty. This book is about these two types of probability and investigates how, despite being adopted by scientists and statisticians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Bayesianism was discredited as a theory of scientific inference during the 1920s and 1930s. Through the examination of a dispute between two British scientists, the author argues that a choice between the two interpretations is not forced by pure logic or the mathematics of the situation, but depends on the experiences and aims of the individuals involved. The book should be of interest to students and scientists interested in statistics and probability theories and to general readers with an interest in the history, sociology and philosophy of science
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