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Title:A Pragmatist's Guide to Epistemic Utility
Author(s):Levinstein, Benjamin Anders
Subject(s):Expected Utility
Accuracy
Decision Theory
Epistemology
Abstract:We use a theorem from M. J. Schervish to explore the relationship between accuracy and practical success. If an agent is pragmatically rational, she will quantify the expected loss of her credence with a strictly proper scoring rule. Which scoring rule is right for her will depend on the sorts of decisions she expects to face. We relate this pragmatic conception of inaccuracy to the purely epistemic one popular among epistemic utility theorists.
Issue Date:2017
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Citation Info:Benjamin Anders Levinstein, "A Pragmatist’s Guide to Epistemic Utility," Philosophy of Science 84, no. 4 (October 2017): 613-638.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/106650
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1086/693444
Sponsor:ERC 669751
ERC Epistemic Utility Theory
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-30


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