Probabilities Cannot Be Rationally Neglected

Mind 125 (499):759-762 (2016)
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Yoaav Isaacs
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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In response to Smith, I argue that probabilities cannot be rationally neglected. I show that Smith’s proposal for ignoring low-probability outcomes must, on pain of violating dominance reasoning, license taking arbitrarily high risk for arbitrarily little reward.
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