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Franz Huber
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Abstract
Weisberg introduces a phenomenon he terms perceptual undermining. He argues that it poses a problem for Jeffrey conditionalization, and Bayesian epistemology in general. This is Weisberg’s paradox. Weisberg argues that perceptual undermining also poses a problem for ranking theory and for Dempster-Shafer theory. In this note I argue that perceptual undermining does not pose a problem for any of these theories: for true conditionalizers Weisberg’s paradox is a false alarm.
Keywords Bayesian epistemology   Jeffrey conditionalization  perceptual undermining   ranking theory  Weisberg’s paradox
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ISBN(s) 1584-174X
DOI 10.5840/symposion2014118
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