Phil 321
Induction and Decision
Group Exercise #5
Fall 2013
Writing a Philosophy Paper/Giving an Exam Answer
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1. Suppose I asked you on an exam to Explain how the principle of dominance seems to conflict with
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Group Exercise #3
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1. Blaise Pascal, the famous 17th century mathematician, philosopher, and theologian once
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Suppose one is trying to decide wheth
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Induction and Decision
Group Exercise #9
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1. Consider an evolutionary version of Divide the Cake. Draw up a 4 x 4 table and give the
payoffs that each of the following strategies would get when playing one a
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1. The Loonie auction. Suppose I offer to auction off a Canadian Loonie ($1) with the
following rules.
Rule 1: Whoever has the highest bid get
PHIL 321 Induction and Decision Group Ex. #8
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Object of the game: the object of the game is to receive points for your group exercise grade
today.
The game will proceed as follows: each player will be paired up with another player (g
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Induction and Decision
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Problem Set #1 (Decision Theory)
The following problem set is due in class on Friday, October 18th (note the change from
the syllabus). It is worth 5% of your course grade (50 marks). Show your
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Problem Set 1 (Decision Theory) Answer Key
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1. . There are obviously many different possible answers. Here is one:
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Principle of Insuffic
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Induction and Decision
Problem Set #2 (Game Theory)
Fall 2013
Problem Set #2 is worth 5% of your course grade (50 marks) and is due in class, Friday, November 29th (it
may be turned in earlier).
1. (6 marks) Solve the following zero-sum games:
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