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

19 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2020 Last revised: 26 Jul 2023

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F. E. Guerra-Pujol

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; University of Central Florida

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)

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico ( email )

University of Central Florida ( email )

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