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The Stability of Belief: How Rational Belief Coheres with Probability

Hannes Leitgeb

Abstract

This book develops a joint normative theory of rational all-or-nothing belief and rational numerical degrees of belief. While all-or-nothing belief is studied in traditional epistemology and is usually assumed to obey logical norms, degrees of belief constitute the subject matter of Bayesian epistemology and are normally taken to conform to probabilistic norms. One of the central open questions in formal epistemology is what such beliefs and degrees of belief have to be like in order for them to cohere with each other. The answer defended in this book is a stability account of belief: a ration ... More

Keywords: belief, degreesofbelief, norms, logic, probability, epistemology, stability, paradox, learning, suppositional reasoning, decision-making, assertion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198732631
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732631.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannes Leitgeb, author
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich