Three Problematic Theories of Conditional Acceptance

Logos and Episteme 2 (1):117-125 (2011)

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Michael Shaffer
St. Cloud State University
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In this paper it is argued that three of the most prominent theories of conditional acceptance face very serious problems. David Lewis' concept of imaging, the Ramsey test and Jonathan Bennett's recent hybrid view all face viscious regresses, or they either employ unanalyzed components or depend upon an implausibly strong version of doxastic voluntarism.
Keywords Conditionals  Doxastic Voluntarism  Ramset Test
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ISBN(s) 2069-0533
DOI 10.5840/logos-episteme20112153
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