Mild Contraction: Evaluating Loss of Information Due to Loss of Belief

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Isaac Levi's new book develops further his pioneering work in formal epistemology, focusing on the problem of belief contraction, or how rationally to relinquish old beliefs. Levi offers the most penetrating analysis to date of this key question in epistemology, offering a completely new solution and explaining its relation to his earlier proposals. He mounts an argument in favor of the thesis that contracting a state of belief by giving up specific beliefs is to be evaluated in terms of the value of the information lost by ...

Mild Contraction: Evaluating Loss of Information Due to Loss of Belief 2004, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199270705

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