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Respecting relevance in belief change

Makinson, David C. and Kourousias, George (2006) Respecting relevance in belief change. Análisis Filosófico, 26 (1). pp. 53-61. ISSN 0326-1301

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In this paper dedicated to Carlos Alchourr´on, we review an issue that emerged only after his death in 1996, but would have been of great interest to him: To what extent do the formal operations of AGM belief change respect criteria of relevance? A natural (but also debateable) criterion was proposed in 1999 by Rohit Parikh, who observed that the AGM model does not always respect it. We discuss the pros and cons of this criterion, and explain how the AGM account may be refined, if we so desire, so that it is always respected.

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Additional Information: © 2006 Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Filosófico
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Date Deposited: 22 May 2014 13:07
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 13:24

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