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The irreducibility of iterated to single revision

Booth, Richard and Jake, Chandler 2017. The irreducibility of iterated to single revision. Journal of Philosophical Logic 46 , pp. 405-418. 10.1007/s10992-016-9404-z

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Abstract

After a number of decades of research into the dynamics of rational belief, the belief revision theory community remains split on the appropriate handling of sequences of changes in view, the issue of so-called iterated revision. It has long been suggested that the matter is at least partly settled by facts pertaining to the results of various single revisions of one’s initial state of belief. Recent work has pushed this thesis further, offering various strong principles that ultimately result in a wholesale reduction of iterated to one-shot revision. The present paper offers grounds to hold that these principles should be significantly weakened and that the reductionist thesis should ultimately be rejected. Furthermore, the considerations provided suggest a close connection between the logic of iterated belief change and the logic of evidential relevance.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
ISSN: 0022-3611
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 April 2016
Date of Acceptance: 26 May 2016
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 23:11
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/89697

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