The Resource Degrees of belief, edited by Franz Huber, Christoph Schmidt-Petri, (electronic resource)

Degrees of belief, edited by Franz Huber, Christoph Schmidt-Petri, (electronic resource)

Label
Degrees of belief
Title
Degrees of belief
Statement of responsibility
edited by Franz Huber, Christoph Schmidt-Petri
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The idea that belief comes in degrees is based on the observation that we are more certain of some things than of others. Various theories try to give accounts of how measures of this confidence do or ought to behave, both as far as the internal mental consistency of the agent as well as his betting, or other, behaviour is concerned. This anthology is the first book to give a balanced overview of these theories. It also explicitly relates these debates to more traditional concerns of the philosophy of language and mind, and epistemic logic, namely how belief simpliciter does or ought to behave. The paradigmatic theory, probabilism (which holds that degrees of belief ought to satisfy the axioms of probability theory) is given most attention, but competing theories, such as Dempster-Shafer theory, possibility theory, and AGM belief revision theory are also considered. Each of these approaches is represented by one of its major proponents. The papers are specifically written to target advanced undergraduate students with a background in formal methods and beginning graduate students, but they will also serve as first point of reference for academics new to the area. "This is a fascinating collection that brings together issues in traditional and formal epistemology, and succeeds in posing new challenges for both." Bas C. van Fraassen, San Francisco State University "This is a splendid collection of essays on degrees of belief. [...] the essays are so clear and general that the book also provides an excellent overview of the field for the non-expert." Frank Arntzenius, University College, Oxford University "Anyone interested in formal epistemology, or in the implications of formal epistemology for philosophy in general, should read this collection." Brian Weatherson, Rutgers University
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MiAaPQ
Dewey number
121.6
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BD215
LC item number
.D43 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Huber, Franz
  • Schmidt-Petri, Christoph
Series statement
Synthese library : studies in epistemology, logic, methodology, and philosophy of
Series volume
342
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Belief and doubt
  • Skepticism
Label
Degrees of belief, edited by Franz Huber, Christoph Schmidt-Petri, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Belief and Degrees of Belief -- Belief and Degrees of Belief -- Plain Belief and Degrees of Belief -- Beliefs, Degrees of Belief, and the Lockean Thesis -- The Lockean Thesis and the Logic of Belief -- Partial Belief and Flat-Out Belief -- What Laws Should Degrees of Belief Obey? -- Epistemic Probability and Coherent Degrees of Belief -- Non-Additive Degrees of Belief -- Accepted Beliefs, Revision and Bipolarity in the Possibilistic Framework -- A Survey of Ranking Theory -- Arguments For—Or Against—Probabilism? -- Diachronic Coherence and Radical Probabilism -- Accuracy and Coherence: Prospects for an Alethic Epistemology of Partial Belief -- Logical Approaches -- Degrees All the Way Down: Beliefs, Non-Beliefs and Disbeliefs -- Levels of Belief in Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (360 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281950383
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-9198-8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000546510
  • (EBL)417210
  • (OCoLC)314175894
  • (SSID)ssj0000293590
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11229033
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000293590
  • (PQKBWorkID)10273698
  • (PQKB)11467046
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4020-9198-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC417210
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000546510
Label
Degrees of belief, edited by Franz Huber, Christoph Schmidt-Petri, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Belief and Degrees of Belief -- Belief and Degrees of Belief -- Plain Belief and Degrees of Belief -- Beliefs, Degrees of Belief, and the Lockean Thesis -- The Lockean Thesis and the Logic of Belief -- Partial Belief and Flat-Out Belief -- What Laws Should Degrees of Belief Obey? -- Epistemic Probability and Coherent Degrees of Belief -- Non-Additive Degrees of Belief -- Accepted Beliefs, Revision and Bipolarity in the Possibilistic Framework -- A Survey of Ranking Theory -- Arguments For—Or Against—Probabilism? -- Diachronic Coherence and Radical Probabilism -- Accuracy and Coherence: Prospects for an Alethic Epistemology of Partial Belief -- Logical Approaches -- Degrees All the Way Down: Beliefs, Non-Beliefs and Disbeliefs -- Levels of Belief in Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (360 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281950383
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-9198-8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000546510
  • (EBL)417210
  • (OCoLC)314175894
  • (SSID)ssj0000293590
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11229033
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000293590
  • (PQKBWorkID)10273698
  • (PQKB)11467046
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4020-9198-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC417210
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000546510

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