On Higher Order Beliefs

  • Nils-Eric Sahlin
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 56)


This paper is about higher order beliefs and probabilities. First, I will show how higher order beliefs add to our comprehension of judgmental and decision processes. Second, some well-known arguments against higher order beliefs represented in terms of higher order probabilities, as well as counter arguments, will be summarized and scrutinized. Third, an unpublished note by F. P. Ramsey on “unknown probabilities” will be discussed.


Subjective Probability Objective Probability Criminal Case Probability Assessment Outcome Risk 
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  • Nils-Eric Sahlin
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  1. 1.Lund UniversitySweden

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