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Is conditioning really incompatible with holism?

Wagner, Carl (2011) Is conditioning really incompatible with holism? [Preprint]

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    Jonathan Weisberg (British J. for the Phil. of Science 60(2009), 793-812) claims, that in an interesting class of cases, probability assessments constructed by strict or Jeffrey conditioning preclude subsequent revision by after-the-fact defeaters of the reasons supporting those assessments, and that conditioning is thus "inherently anti-holistic." His analysis founders, however, in applying Jeffrey conditioning to a partition for which an essential rigidity condition clearly fails. Applied to an appropriate partition, Jeffrey conditioning is amenable to revision by after-the-fact defeaters in precisely the way that Weisberg demands.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Jeffrey conditioning, holism, defeater, rigidity
    Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
    General Issues > Decision Theory
    Depositing User: Carl Wagner
    Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 07:39
    Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 07:39
    Item ID: 8690
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8690

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