Paul Bartha

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One of the perennial challenges of ethical theory has been to provide an answer to a number of views that appear to undermine the importance of ethical questions. We may refer to such views collectively as " deflationary ethical theories. " These include theories, such as nihilism, according to which no action is better than any other, as well as(More)
The Principle of Indifference, which dictates that we ought to assign two outcomes equal probability in the absence of known reasons to do otherwise, is vulnerable to well-known objections. Nevertheless, the appeal of the principle, and of symmetry-based assignments of equal probability, persists. We show that, relative to a given class of symmetries(More)
My plan is to use the broadest of brushes to describe rigorous but low key notions of indeterminism and free will as they occur in some recent work based on the idea of " branching histories. " 1 It is of course not so obvious in advance at just which target we are aiming, although below we report some contributions by baseball's Yogi Berra that help(More)
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