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Credence for whom?

Lewis, Peter J. (2012) Credence for whom? [Preprint]

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There is an important sense in which an agent’s credences are universal: while they reflect an agent’s own judgments, those judgments apply equally to everyone’s bets. This point, while uncontentious, has been overlooked; people automatically assume that credences concern an agent’s own bets, perhaps just because of the name “subjective” that is typically applied to this account of belief. This oversight has had unfortunate consequences for recent epistemology, in particular concerning the Sleeping Beauty case and its myriad variants.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Lewis, Peter J.plewis@miami.edu
Keywords: Sleeping Beauty, credence, self-location
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Depositing User: Peter J. Lewis
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2012 17:36
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 17:36
Item ID: 9387
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9387

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