Title | Zero-probability and coherent betting: A logical point of view |

Publication Type | Conference Paper |

Year of Publication | 2013 |

Authors | Flaminio T [1], Godo L [2], Hosni H [3] |

Conference Name | 12th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty, ECSQARU 2013 |

Volume | 7958 |

Edition | Linda C. van der Gaag |

Publisher | Springer |

Conference Location | Utrecht, The Netherlands |

Pagination | 206-217 |

Date Published | 07/07/2013 |

Abstract | The investigation reported in this paper aims at clarifying an important yet subtle distinction between (i) the logical objects on which measure theoretic probability can be defined, and (ii) the interpretation of the resulting values as rational degrees of belief. Our central result can be stated informally as follows. Whilst all subjective degrees of belief can be expressed in terms of a probability measure, the converse does not hold: probability measures can be defined over linguistic objects which do not admit of a meaningful betting interpretation. The logical framework capable of expressing this will allow us to put forward a precise formalisation of de Finetti's notion of event which lies at the heart of the Bayesian approach to uncertain reasoning. |

URL | http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-39091-3_18 [4] |