(Book Review) Frank Ramsey’s Contributions to Probability Theory and Legal Theory

16 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2020 Last revised: 14 Jul 2020

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F. E. Guerra-Pujol

University of Central Florida; Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Date Written: March 30, 2020

Abstract

The English polymath Frank Ramsey was one of the first scholars to paint a subjective picture of probability, but how and when did he make this discovery? Among other things, Cheryl Misak’s beautiful biography of Ramsey explores this remarkable terrain, which we review in part one of this paper. In addition, this review will explore the significance of Ramsey’s contributions to law and legal theory. Building on my previous work, I will present a Ramsian method of judicial voting as well as a simple Ramsian model of litigation in part two of this paper.

Keywords: degrees of belief, litigation, subjective probability, Thomas Bayes, Cheryl Misak, Frank Ramsey

JEL Classification: B29, B31, C11, K41

Suggested Citation

Guerra-Pujol, F. E., (Book Review) Frank Ramsey’s Contributions to Probability Theory and Legal Theory (March 30, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3564281 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3564281

F. E. Guerra-Pujol (Contact Author)

University of Central Florida ( email )

Orlando, FL 32816
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.priorprobability.com

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico ( email )

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