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Random and Systematic Error in the Puzzle of the Unmarked Clock

McCutcheon, Randall G. (2018) Random and Systematic Error in the Puzzle of the Unmarked Clock. [Preprint]

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Abstract

A puzzle of an unmarked clock, used by Timothy Williamson to question the KK principle, was separately adapted by David Christensen and Adam Elga to critique a principle of Rational Reflection. Both authors, we argue, flout the received relationship between ideal agency and the classical distinction between systematic and random error, namely that ideal agents are subject only to the latter. As a result, these criticisms miss their mark.


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Item Type: Preprint
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McCutcheon, Randall G.rmcctchn@memphis.edu0000-0002-5305-3662
Keywords: KK principle, random and systematic error, Rational Reflection
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Epistemology
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Depositing User: Dr. Randall G. McCutcheon
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 17:11
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 17:11
Item ID: 15401
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Epistemology
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Date: 28 November 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15401

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