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The Laws of BeliefRanking Theory and Its Philosophical Applications$
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Wolfgang Spohn

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199697502

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697502.001.0001

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 The Representation of Belief: Some Standard Moves

 The Representation of Belief: Some Standard Moves

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(p.47) 4 The Representation of Belief: Some Standard Moves
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The Laws of Belief
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Wolfgang Spohn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697502.003.0004

This chapter introduces and discusses the standard static laws of belief, consistency and deductive closure, as well as the first steps towards a dynamics of belief. The latter amounts to an introduction into AGM belief revision theory and some variant formulations. The chapter thus explains the three kinds of belief change commonly taken as basic: expansions, revisions, and contractions.

Keywords:   consistency, deductive closure, agm belief revision theory, expansion, revision, contraction

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