C. D. Broad's Review of J. M. Keynes's A Treatise on Probability and the Role of William Ernest Johnson in that Book

Book Review: A Treatise on Probability, Chapter 6, (1921) by John Maynard Keynes

19 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2016

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Michael Emmett Brady

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Date Written: June 12, 2016

Abstract

C. D. Broad presents an excellent, overall view of how the A Treatise on Probability (1921) was written and constantly checked by internationally recognized and acclaimed philosophers and mathematical logicians, such as Bertrand Russell, Alfred North Whitehead, John Nevile Keynes, C. D. Broad himself, and especially William Ernest Johnson.

Broad was the only reviewer to explicitly reveal the substantial role played by the applied mathematician and philosopher W. E. Johnson.Broad also carefully assessed Keynes’s weight of the argument (evidence) criteria in Chapter 6 of the A Treatise on Probability, as did F. Y. Edgeworth. Neither of them found any errors.

Keywords: Weight of the evidence, W. E. Johnson, conventional coefficient of weight and risk, c, relative

JEL Classification: B10, B12, B20, B22

Suggested Citation

Brady, Michael Emmett, C. D. Broad's Review of J. M. Keynes's A Treatise on Probability and the Role of William Ernest Johnson in that Book (June 12, 2016). Book Review: A Treatise on Probability, Chapter 6, (1921) by John Maynard Keynes, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2794513 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2794513

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