Revising incomplete attitudes

Synthese 171 (2):235 - 256 (2009)
Abstract
Bayesian models typically assume that agents are rational, logically omniscient and opinionated. The last of these has little descriptive or normative appeal, however, and limits our ability to describe how agents make up their minds (as opposed to changing them) or how they can suspend or withdraw their opinions. To address these limitations this paper represents the attitudinal states of non-opinionated agents by sets of (permissible) probability and desirability functions. Several basic ways in which such states of mind can be changed are then characterised and compared with those found in AGM style models of attitude revision. Finally these models are employed to describe how agents make up their mind when deliberating.
Keywords Incomplete attitudes  Belief change  Preference change  Bayesianism  Indeterminate beliefs  Deliberation
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 10,760
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Richard Bradley (1999). Conditional Desirability. Theory and Decision 47 (1):23-55.
Sven Ove Hansson (1995). Changes in Preference. Theory and Decision 38 (1):1-28.

View all 12 references

Citations of this work BETA
Similar books and articles
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-07-29

Total downloads

27 ( #63,268 of 1,098,955 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

7 ( #33,712 of 1,098,955 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.