Essays on Paradoxes

2017.07.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Terence Horgan,  Essays on Paradoxes, Oxford University Press, 2016, 336pp, $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199858422. Reviewed by
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2017.07.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Terence Horgan,  Essays on Paradoxes, Oxford University Press, 2016, 336pp, $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199858422. Reviewed by Colin R. Caret, Yonsei University There are many insights to be gleaned from this book, but perhaps the most important is this: what at first seem like solutions to disparate problems may, in fact, turn out to be parts of a bigger picture. This is a heartening thought for any scholars who find their attention drawn to multiple topics at the same time. The essays in this collection present Terence Horgan's considered views on the Newcomb problem, the Monty Hall problem, the Two-Envelope Paradox, the sorites paradox, and the Sleeping Beauty problem. The titular paradoxes, however, largely serve as loci for reflection on practical rationality and epistemic probability. It is an engaging collection full of tantalizing ideas, foremost amongst which is an attack on the... Read More

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