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The non-probablistic two envelope paradox


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Chase, J (2002) The non-probablistic two envelope paradox. Analysis, 62 (2). pp. 60-67. ISSN 0003-2638

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Given a choice between two sealed envelopes, one of which contains twice
as much money as the other (and in any case some), you don’t know which
contains the larger sum and so choose one at random. You are then given
the option of taking the other envelope instead. Is it rational to do so?
Surely not, but a specious line of reasoning suggests otherwise.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Analysis
Page Range: pp. 60-67
ISSN: 0003-2638
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1111/1467-8284.00349
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Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2009 03:48
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:04
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