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
Date Written: June 12, 2016
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
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