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PHIL 246.00 Probability: The Very Guide of Life? 6 credits

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Leighton 303

MTWTHF
1:15pm3:00pm1:15pm3:00pm
Synonym: 49347

Jason A Decker

Bishop Butler and David Hume claimed that “probability is the very guide of life.” But what exactly is probability and what---if any!---kind of guidance does it give us? In this course, we will look at (i) competing philosophical interpretations of probability, including frequentist, Bayesian, and best-system theories, (ii) recent work in cognitive science on probabilistic reasoning, (iii) uses of probability in formal epistemology, decision theory, and science, and (iv) paradoxes and puzzles of probability.

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