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For True Conditionalizers Weisberg's Paradox is a False Alarm

Huber, Franz (2014) For True Conditionalizers Weisberg's Paradox is a False Alarm. [Preprint]

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Weisberg (2009) introduces a phenomenon he terms perceptual undermining. He argues that it poses a problem for Jeffrey conditionalization (Jeffrey 1983), and Bayesian epistemology in general. This is Weisberg’s paradox. Weisberg (2014) argues that perceptual undermining also poses a problem for ranking theory (Spohn 2012) and for Dempster-Shafer theory (Shafer 1976). In this note I argue that perceptual undermining does not pose a problem for any of these theories: for true conditionalizers Weisberg’s paradox is a false alarm.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Huber, Franzfranz.huber@utoronto.ca
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Decision Theory
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email franz.huber@utoronto.ca
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 14:08
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:08
Item ID: 10830
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Decision Theory
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
General Issues > Theory Change
Date: 2014
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10830

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