Rescuing Reflection

Philosophy of Science 79 (4):473-489 (2012)

Ilho Park
Korea University (PhD)
In this article, I suggest an argument that seems to show a conflict between the reflection principle and conditionalization. In particular, I show that when the reflection principle is formulated in a standard way, the principle conflicts with Jeffrey conditionalization. And it is argued that the source of the conflict resides in an ambiguity of the standard formulation. Furthermore, I attempt to rescue the principle using Bayes factors. That is, I suggest a new formulation of the principle so as to avoid the conflict.
Keywords The Reflection Principle  Jeffrey Conditionalization  Bayes Factors
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DOI 10.1086/668001
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