<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Douven (Igor) & Williamson (Timothy) - Generalizing the Lottery Paradox (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22871.htm">Generalizing the Lottery Paradox</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/D/Author_Douven (Igor).htm">Douven (Igor)</a> & <A HREF = "../../Authors/W/Author_Williamson (Timothy).htm">Williamson (Timothy)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 57, No. 4 (Dec., 2006), pp. 755-779</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22871.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperCitings_22871.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Authors Abstract</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ul type="disc"><li>This paper is concerned with formal solutions to the lottery paradox on which high probability defeasibly warrants acceptance. </li><li>It considers some recently proposed solutions of this type and presents an argument showing that these solutions are trivial in that they boil down to the claim that perfect probability is sufficient for rational acceptability. </li><li>The argument is then generalized, showing that a broad class of similar solutions faces the same problem. <ol type="1"><li>An argument against some formal solutions to the lottery paradox </li><li>The argument generalized </li><li>Some variations </li><li>Adding <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_121.htm">modalities</A><SUP>1</SUP> </li><li>Anticipated object </li></ol></li></ul></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-03T00:09" pubdate>03/08/2018 00:09:32</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>