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Indifference, Sample Space, and the Wine/Water Paradox

Burock, Marc (2005) Indifference, Sample Space, and the Wine/Water Paradox. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Von Mises’ wine/water paradox has served as a foundation for detractors of the Principle of Indifference and logical probability. Mikkelson recently proposed a first solution, and here several additional solutions to the paradox are explained. Learning from the wine/water paradox, I will argue that it is meaningless to consider a particular probability apart from the sample space containing the probabilistic event in question.


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Burock, Marc
Keywords: Probability, Indifference, Paradoxes
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Depositing User: Marc Burock
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:13
Item ID: 2487
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2487

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