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Essays in Collective Epistemology$
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Jennifer Lackey

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199665792

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665792.001.0001

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Individual Coherence and Group Coherence

Individual Coherence and Group Coherence

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Essays in Collective Epistemology

Rachael Briggs

Fabrizio Cariani

Kenny Easwaran

Branden Fitelson

Oxford University Press

Paradoxes of individual coherence (e.g., the preface paradox for individual judgment) and group coherence (e.g., the doctrinal paradox for judgment aggregation) typically presuppose that deductive consistency is a coherence requirement for both individual and group judgment. This chapter introduces a new coherence requirement for (individual) full belief, and it explains how this new approach to individual coherence leads to an amelioration of the traditional paradoxes. In particular, it explains why this new coherence requirement gets around the standard doctrinal paradox. However, it also proves a new impossibility result, which reveals that (more complex) varieties of the doctrinal paradox can arise even for this new notion of coherence.

Keywords:   judgment aggregation, coherence, consistency, doctrinal paradox, preface paradox

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