A probabilistic theory of coherence

Analysis 63 (3):194–199 (2003)

Authors
Branden Fitelson
Northeastern University
Abstract
Let E be a set of n propositions E1, ..., En. We seek a probabilistic measure C(E) of the ‘degree of coherence’ of E. Intuitively, we want C to be a quantitative, probabilistic generalization of the (deductive) logical coherence of E. So, in particular, we require C to satisfy the following..
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/1467-8284.00420
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 42,236
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Studies in Bayesian Confirmation Theory.Branden Fitelson - 2001 - Dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Is Coherence Truth Conducive?Tomoji Shogenji - 1999 - Analysis 59 (4):338–345.
Probability and the Art of Judgment.Richard Jeffrey - 1992 - Cambridge University Press.
What Price Coherence?Peter Klein & Ted A. Warfield - 1994 - Analysis 54 (3):129 - 132.

View all 10 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Epistemic Value of Expert Autonomy.Finnur Dellsén - 2018 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
Measuring Coherence.Igor Douven & Wouter Meijs - 2007 - Synthese 156 (3):405 - 425.
New Hope for Shogenji's Coherence Measure.Jonah N. Schupbach - 2011 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 62 (1):125-142.

View all 63 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
192 ( #36,556 of 2,254,263 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
38 ( #19,925 of 2,254,263 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature