At 14:49 -0400 25/09/2002, Wei Dai wrote: >I recommended Joyce more for its philosophy rather than its mathematics, >but I'm glad you found that useful too.
I am indeed less sure about its philosophy. I guess this should have been apparent from my comment of Newcomb paradox, which I have made before I got Joyce book, of course, so I have not yet a definite opinion. I am still think about it. At 14:49 -0400 25/09/2002, Wei Dai wrote: >Here's a new question for you, Bruno. What interpretation of probability >theory do you subscribe to? I've been saying that the meaning of >probabilities come from decision theory and specificly a probability only >has meaning if it actually is relevant to making a decision. Originally the passage from the first person to the first person plural was done in reaction to my ex-boss wanting an explanation of the comp indeterminacy in term of betting games. I think I can apply the move to make the comp indeterminacy coherent with decision based interpretation of probability. Bruno