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Postscript to Richard Jeffrey's "Conditioning, Kinematics, and Exchangeability"

Wagner, Carl (2021) Postscript to Richard Jeffrey's "Conditioning, Kinematics, and Exchangeability". [Preprint]

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Richard Jeffrey’s Conditioning, Kinematics, and Exchangeability is one of the foundational documents of probability kinematics. However, the section entitled Successive Updating contains a subtle error involving updating by so-called relevance quotients in order to ensure the commutativity of successive probability kinematical revisions. Upon becoming aware of this error Jeffrey formulated the appropriate remedy, but never discussed the issue in print. To head off any confusion, it seems worthwhile to alert readers of Jeffrey’s paper to the aforementioned error, and to document his remedy, placing it in the context of both earlier and subsequent work on commuting probability kinematical revisions.

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Item Type: Preprint
Wagner, Carl
Keywords: Jeffrey conditioning, commutativity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Depositing User: Dr. Carl Wagner
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 15:55
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 15:55
Item ID: 19959
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Date: 2021

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