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Inconsistency as a Touchstone for Coherence Measures

Siebel, Mark and Schippers, Michael (2015) Inconsistency as a Touchstone for Coherence Measures. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 30 (1). pp. 11-41. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

The debate on probabilistic measures of coherence has focused on evaluating sets of consistent propositions. In this paper we draw attention to the largely neglected question of whether such measures concur with intuitions on test cases involving inconsistent propositions and whether they satisfy general adequacy constraints on coherence and inconsistency. While it turns out that, for the vast majority of measures in their original shape, this question must be answered in the negative, we show that it is possible to adapt many of them in order to improve their performance.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
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Siebel, Mark mark.siebel@uni-oldenburg.de
Schippers, Michael mi.schippers@uni-oldenburg.de
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: coherence;inconsistency;probability;Bayesianism
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 19:52
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2016 19:52
Item ID: 12124
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.eus/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/v...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.12485
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Date: January 2015
Page Range: pp. 11-41
Volume: 30
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12124

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