Scoring Rules and Epistemic Compromise

Mind 120 (480):1053-1069 (2011)
Abstract
It is commonly assumed that when we assign different credences to a proposition, a perfect compromise between our opinions simply ‘splits the difference’ between our credences. I introduce and defend an alternative account, namely that a perfect compromise maximizes the average of the expected epistemic values that we each assign to alternative credences in the disputed proposition. I compare the compromise strategy I introduce with the traditional strategy of compromising by splitting the difference, and I argue that my strategy is a reasonable characterization of epistemic compromise
Keywords disagreement  scoring rule  compromise
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