Erkenntnis 78 (2):383-398 (2013)

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Jake Chandler
La Trobe University
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This article provides a discussion of the principle of transmission of evidential support across entailment from the perspective of belief revision theory in the AGM tradition. After outlining and briefly defending a small number of basic principles of belief change, which include a number of belief contraction analogues of the Darwiche-Pearl postulates for iterated revision, a proposal is then made concerning the connection between evidential beliefs and belief change policies in rational agents. This proposal is found to be suffcient to establish the truth of a much-discussed intuition regarding transmission failure.
Keywords belief revision  iterated change  evidence  nontransitivity  transmission failure  Weak Ramsey Test
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