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Conditional probability in the light of qualitative belief change

Makinson, David C. (2011) Conditional probability in the light of qualitative belief change. Journal of Philosophical Logic, 40 (2). pp. 121-153. ISSN 0022-3611

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Abstract

We explore ways in which purely qualitative belief change in the AGM tradition throws light on options in the treatment of conditional probability. First, by helping see why it can be useful to go beyond the ratio rule defining conditional from one-place probability. Second, by clarifying what is at stake in different ways of doing that. Third, by suggesting novel forms of conditional probability corresponding to familiar variants of qualitative belief change, and conversely. Likewise, we explain how recent work on the qualitative part of probabilistic inference leads to a very broad class of 'proto-probability' functions.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/philosophy/logic+and+philo...
Additional Information: © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 15:05
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/35450/

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