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  1. John M. Vickers (2004). Ramsey on Judgment: The Theory of "Facts and Propositions". Dialectica 58 (4):499–516.
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  2. John M. Vickers (2001). Logic, Probability, and Coherence. Philosophy of Science 68 (1):95-110.
    How does deductive logic constrain probability? This question is difficult for subjectivistic approaches, according to which probability is just strength of (prudent) partial belief, for this presumes logical omniscience. This paper proposes that the way in which probability lies always between possibility and necessity can be made precise by exploiting a minor theorem of de Finetti: In any finite set of propositions the expected number of truths is the sum of the probabilities over the set. This is generalized to apply (...)
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  3. John M. Vickers (2000). I Believe It, but Soon I'll Not Believe It Any More: Scepticism, Empiricism, and Reflection. Synthese 124 (2):155-174.
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  4. John M. Vickers (1993). Probability and Utility. In. In J. Dubucs (ed.), Philosophy of Probability. Kluwer, Dordrecht. 109--127.
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  5. John M. Vickers (1991). Objectivity and Ideology in the Human Sciences. Topoi 10 (2):175-186.
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  6. David Miller & John M. Vickers (1990). Chance and Structure. Philosophical Quarterly 40 (158):103.
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  7. John M. Vickers (1990). Compactness in Finite Probabilistic Inference. Journal of Philosophical Logic 19 (3):305 - 316.
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  8. John M. Vickers (1989). An Agenda for Subjectivism. Erkenntnis 31 (2-3):397 - 416.
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  9. John M. Vickers (1988). Chance and Structure: An Essay on the Logical Foundations of Probability. Oxford University Press.
    Discussing the relations between logic and probability, this book compares classical 17th- and 18th-century theories of probability with contemporary theories, explores recent logical theories of probability, and offers a new account of probability as a part of logic.
     
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  10. John M. Vickers (1983). Gottlob Frege. Journal of the History of Philosophy 21 (1):123-124.
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  11. John M. Vickers (1979). Definability and Logical Structure in Frege. Journal of the History of Philosophy 17 (3):291-308.
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  12. J. P. Day & John M. Vickers (1978). Belief and Probability. Philosophical Quarterly 28 (111):171.
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  13. John M. Vickers (1978). On the Reality of Chance. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978:563 - 578.
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  14. John M. Vickers (1976). On the Phenomenology of Partial Judgment. Grazer Philosophische Studien 2:105-132.
    The main sources here are Hume, Husserl, and De Finetti. The problem is how phenomenological investigation has to do with partial or probabilistic judgment. Behavioristic, frequentist and subjectivistic views are briefly surveyed. A variant of Hume's account of the probability of chances is developed with the help of De Finetti's concept of exchangeability. The question of transcendental elements in or behind partial judgment is considered in the light of understanding disagreement and error in partial judgment.
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  15. John M. Vickers (1976). The Emergence of Probability: A Philosophical Study of Early Ideas About Probability, Induction and Statistical Inference (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 14 (3):366-367.
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  16. John M. Vickers (1973). Rules for Reasonable Belief Change. In. In Radu J. Bogdan & Ilkka Niiniluoto (eds.), Logic, Language, and Probability. Boston,D. Reidel Pub. Co.. 129--142.
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  17. John M. Vickers (1967). Characteristics of Projectible Predicates. Journal of Philosophy 64 (9):280-286.
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  18. John M. Vickers (1966). Some Features of Theories of Belief. Journal of Philosophy 63 (8):197-201.
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  19. John M. Vickers (1965). Some Remarks on Coherence and Subjective Probability. Philosophy of Science 32 (1):32-38.
    The interpretation of the calculus of probability as a logic of partial belief has at least two advantages: it makes the assignment of probabilities plausible in cases where classical frequentist interpretations must find such assignments meaningless, and it gives a clear meaning to partial belief and to consistency of partial belief.
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