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Uncertainty, learning, and the “Problem” of dilation

Bradley, Seamus and Steele, Katie Siobhan (2013) Uncertainty, learning, and the “Problem” of dilation. Erkenntnis . ISSN 0165-0106

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Abstract

Imprecise probabilism—which holds that rational belief/credence is permissibly represented by a set of probability functions—apparently suffers from a problem known as dilation. We explore whether this problem can be avoided or mitigated by one of the following strategies: (a) modifying the rule by which the credal state is updated, (b) restricting the domain of reasonable credal states to those that preclude dilation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10670-...
Additional Information: © Springer Science & Business Media Dordrecht 2013
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
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Projects: AH/J006033/1
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 15:37
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/57379/

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