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 The Representation of Belief: Some Standard Moves

Wolfgang Spohn

in The Laws of Belief

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199697502
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739323 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697502.003.0004
 The Representation of Belief: Some Standard Moves

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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

Chapter.  9113 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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