Putting Logic in Its Place: Formal Constraints on Rational Belief

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What role, if any, does formal logic play in characterizing epistemically rational belief? Traditionally, belief is seen in a binary way -- either one believes a proposition, or one doesn't. Given this picture, it is attractive to impose certain deductive constraints on rational belief: that one's beliefs be logically consistent, and that one believe the logical consequences of one's beliefs. A less popular picture sees belief as a graded phenomenon. This picture (explored more by decision-theorists and philosophers of ...

Putting Logic in Its Place: Formal Constraints on Rational Belief 2007, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199204311

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Putting Logic in Its Place: Formal Constraints on Rational Belief 2005, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199263257

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