Synthese 194 (4) (2017)

Abstract
Over the years several non-equivalent probabilistic measures of coherence have been discussed in the philosophical literature. In this paper we examine these measures with respect to their empirical adequacy. Using test cases from the coherence literature as vignettes for psychological experiments we investigate whether the measures can predict the subjective coherence assessments of the participants. It turns out that the participants’ coherence assessments are best described by Roche’s coherence measure based on Douven and Meijs’ average mutual support approach and the conditional probability
Keywords Bayesian coherentism  Probabilistic coherence measures   Probabilistic support measures  Test cases  Experimental philosophy
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-015-0996-6
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