Chapter

<i>Coherence</i>

Luc Bovens and Stephan Hartmann

in Bayesian Epistemology

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780199269754
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601705 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199269750.003.0003
 Coherence

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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

Chapter.  11585 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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