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Is Strict Coherence Coherent?

Hajek, Alan

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Bayesians have a seemingly attractive account of rational credal states in terms of coherence. An agent's set of credences (degrees of belief) are synchronically coherent just in case they conform to the probability calculus. Some Bayesians impose a further putative coherence constraint called regularity: roughly, if X is possible, then it is assigned positive probability. I look at two versions of regularity - logical and metaphysical - and I canvass various defences of it as a rationality...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71949
Source: Dialectica
DOI: 10.1111/j.1746-8361.2012.01310.x

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