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Philosophical Studies

, Volume 171, Issue 2, pp 279–288 | Cite as

Learning experiences and the value of knowledge

  • Simon M. Huttegger
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Abstract

Generalized probabilistic learning takes place in a black-box where present probabilities lead to future probabilities by way of a hidden learning process. The idea that generalized learning can be partially characterized by saying that it doesn’t foreseeably lead to harmful decisions is explored. It is shown that a martingale principle follows for finite probability spaces.

Keywords

Value of knowledge Decision theory Reflection principle Probabilistic learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Logic & Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)MünchenGermany

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