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The dispositional account of credence

Mahtani, Anna ORCID: 0000-0003-1581-4325 (2018) The dispositional account of credence. Philosophical Studies. ISSN 0031-8116

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Identification Number: 10.1007%2Fs11098-018-1203-7


In this paper I offer an alternative - the ‘dispositional account’ - to the standard account of imprecise probabilism. Whereas for the imprecise probabilist, an agent’s credal state is modelled by a set of credence functions, on the dispositional account an agent’s credal state is modelled by a set of sets of credence functions. On the face of it, the dispositional account looks less elegant than the standard account – so why should we be interested? I argue that the dispositional account is actually simpler, because the dispositional choice behaviour that fixes an agent’s credal state is faithfully depicted in the model of that agent’s credal state. I explore some of the implications of the account, including a surprising implication for the debate over dilation.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 12:23
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:30

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