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Title: A PROBABILISTIC APPROACH TO THE SURPRISE EXAMINATION PROBLEM
Authors: Robbins, Brennan Nicholas
Advisors: Kment, Boris C.
Contributors: Fara, Delia G.
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2015
Abstract: In “A Probabilistic Approach to the Surprise Examination Problem,” I use basic facts about probability and credence functions to reconstruct a famous argument for a purported paradox: a student should not believe a professor’s decree that there will be a surprise examination. I provide four reasons to suggest that the reconstructed argument is flawed, most notably that it is self-undermining.
Extent: 44 pages
URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp012z10ws54r
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
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