The Best of All Possible Worlds

In Erik J. Olson Sebastian Enqvist (ed.), Belief Revision meets Philosophy of Science. Springer (2011)
Abstract
Erik J. Olsson and David Westlund have recently argued that the standard belief revision representation of an epistemic state is defective. In order to adequately model an epistemic state one needs, in addition to a belief set K and an entrenchment relation E, a research agenda A, i.e. a set of questions satisfying certain corpus-relative preconditions the agent would like to have answers to. Informally, the preconditions guarantee that the set of potential answers represent a partition of possible expansions of K, hence are equivalent to well-behaved sets of alternative hypotheses
Keywords Belief Revision  Interrogative Model of Inquiry
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