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What are degrees of belief?

Eriksson, Lina; Hajek, Alan

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Probabilism is committed to two theses: 1) Opinion comes in degrees-call them degrees of belief, or credences. 2) The degrees of belief of a rational agent obey the probability calculus. Correspondingly, a natural way to argue for probabilism is: i) to give an account of what degrees of belief are, and then ii) to show that those things should be probabilities, on pain of irrationality. Most of the action in the literature concerns stage ii). Assuming that stage i) has been adequately...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/17248
Source: Studia Logica
DOI: 10.1007/s11225-007-9059-4

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