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Bayesian Epistemology$
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Luc Bovens and Stephan Hartmann

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199269754

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199269750.001.0001

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Coherence

Coherence

Chapter:
(p.28) 2 Coherence
Source:
Bayesian Epistemology
Author(s):

Luc Bovens (Contributor Webpage)

Stephan Hartmann (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199269750.003.0003

Shows how to construct a coherence quasi-ordering that respects the claim that the more coherent a set of propositions is, the greater the degree of confidence ought to be in its content, ceteris paribus. Applies this result to the problem of scientific-theory choice.

Keywords:   Bonjour, coherence measures, Coherence quasi-ordering, scientific-theory choice, Tweety

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