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The non-probabilistic two envelope paradox

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Chase, JK, The non-probabilistic two envelope paradox, Analysis, 62, (2) pp. 157-160. ISSN 0003-2638 (2002) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1111/1467-8284.00349

Abstract

Given a choice between two sealed envelopes, one of which contains twice as much money as the other (and in any case some), you don't know which contains the larger sum and so choose one at random. You are then given the option of taking the other envelope instead. Is it rational to do so? Surely not. but a specious line of reasoning suggests otherwise.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Logic
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Author:Chase, JK (Dr James Chase)
ID Code:54172
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2009-02-12
Last Modified:2009-07-06
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