Believing epistemic contradictions

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Beddor, Bob and Goldstein, Simon. (2018). Believing epistemic contradictions. The Review of Symbolic Logic. 11(1), pp. 87-114. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1755020316000514
AuthorsBeddor, Bob and Goldstein, Simon
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What is it to believe something might be the case? We develop a puzzle that creates difficulties for standard answers to this question. We go on to propose our own solution, which integrates a Bayesian approach to belief with a dynamic semantics for epistemic modals. After showing how our account solves the puzzle, we explore a surprising consequence: virtually all of our beliefs about what might be the case provide counterexamples to the view that rational belief is closed under logical implication.

Year2018
JournalThe Review of Symbolic Logic
Journal citation11 (1), pp. 87-114
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN1548-9914
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/S1755020316000514
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85027076297
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Page range87-114
Research GroupDianoia Institute of Philosophy
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