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Accuracy and the Laws of Credence

Richard Pettigrew


This book explores a particular way of justifying the rational principles that govern credences (or degrees of belief). The main principles that the book justifies are the central tenets of Bayesian epistemology, though many other related principles are met along the way. These are: Probabilism, the claims that credences should obey the laws of probability; the Principal Principle, which says how credences in hypotheses about the objective chances should relate to credences in other propositions; the Principle of Indifference, which says that, in the absence of evidence, credences should be di ... More

Keywords: Epistemology, probability, Bayesian epistemology, veritism, accuracy, Principle of Indifference, Principal Principle, chance, scoring rules, Conditionalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198732716
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Pettigrew, author
University of Bristol