25. Kraitchik's Neckties and Newcomb's Problem (1930, 1960)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch25

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) Kraitchik's Neckties and Newcomb's Problem (1930, 1960), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch25

Author Information

  1. Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118063255

Online ISBN: 9781118314340

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Keywords:

  • Kraitchik's Neckties and Newcomb's Problem (1930, 1960);
  • Belgian mathematician Kraitchik, “The Paradox of the Neckties”;
  • Bayesian analysis appealing, emphasis on prior distribution;
  • Newcomb's Paradox, classic problems in the decision theory;
  • Decision Matrix for Newcomb's Paradox, named after A Newcomb

Summary

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  • Discussion