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  1. Masahiro Yamada, Laying Sleeping Beauty to Rest.
    There are three main points of the paper. 1. There are straightforward ways of manipulating expected gains and losses that result in a divergence between fair betting odds and credence. Such manipulations are familiar from tools of finance. One can easily see that the Sleeping Beauty case is structured in such a way as to result in a divergence between fair betting odds and credence. 2. The inspection of credences and betting odds in certain betting situations shows that the two (...)
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  2. Masahiro Yamada (2012). Taking Aim at the Truth. Philosophical Studies 157 (1):47-59.
    One prominent feature of belief is that a belief cannot be formed at will. This paper argues that the best explanation of this fact is that belief formation is a process that takes aim at the truth. Taking aim at the truth is to be understood as causal responsiveness of the processes constituting belief formation to what facilitates achieving true beliefs. The requirement for this responsiveness precludes the possibility of belief formation responding to intentions in a way that would count (...)
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  3. Masahiro Yamada (2011). Getting It Right By Accident. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (1):72-105.
  4. Peter Kung & Masahiro Yamada (2010). A Neglected Way of Begging the Question. American Philosophical Quarterly 47 (3):287.
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  5. Masahiro Yamada (2010). A New Argument for Evidentialism? Philosophia 38 (2):399-404.
    In his “A new argument for evidentialism” (Shah, Philos Q 56(225): 481–498, 2006 ), Nishi Shah argues that the best explanation of a feature of deliberation whether to believe that p which he calls transparency entails that only evidence can be reason to believe that p. I show that his argument fails because a crucial lemma that his argument appeals to cannot be supported without assuming evidentialism to be true in the first place.
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  6. Masahiro Yamada (2010). Rule Following: A Pedestrian Approach. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 80 (2):283-311.
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  7. Masahiro Yamada (2003). Laurie Anne Freeman, Closing the Shop: Information Cartels and Japan's Mass Media, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000. Japanese Journal of Political Science 4 (1):159-161.
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