more from Richard Jeffrey

Single Idea 19155

[catalogued under 14. Science / C. Induction / 6. Bayes's Theorem]

Full Idea

Jeffrey produced a version of Bayesianism that made no direct use of gambling (as Ramsey had), but treats the objects of preference propositions.

Gist of Idea

Instead of gambling, Jeffrey made the objects of Bayesian preference to be propositions


report of Richard Jeffrey (The Logic of Decision [1965]) by Donald Davidson - Truth and Predication 3

Book Reference

Davidson,Donald: 'Truth and Predication' [Belknap Harvard 2005], p.67

A Reaction

I'm guessing that Jeffreys launched modern Bayesian theory with this idea. It suggest that one can consider degrees of truth, rather than mere winning or losing.