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Bayesian Nets and Causality: Philosophical and Computational Foundations

Jon Williamson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198530794
eISBN:
9780191712982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530794.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This book provides an introduction to, and analysis of, the use of Bayesian nets in causal modelling. It puts forward new conceptual foundations for causal network modelling: The book argues that ... More


Remembering without Knowing

Sven Bernecker

in Memory: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577569
eISBN:
9780191722820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577569.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues against the widespread epistemic theory of memory which consists of two interrelated claims. The first claim is that to remember a proposition is to know it, where this knowledge ... More


EPISTEMIC CAUSALITY

Jon Williamson

in Bayesian Nets and Causality: Philosophical and Computational Foundations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198530794
eISBN:
9780191712982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530794.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter develops an epistemic theory of causality. The origins of such a theory may be found in the writings of Kant and Ramsey. According to the epistemic theory, we think in terms of cause and ... More


The Epistemic Theory of Vagueness

TIMOTHY A. O. ENDICOTT

in Vagueness in Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198268406
eISBN:
9780191714795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268406.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Philosophy of Law

This chapter addresses the epistemic theory of vagueness, which claims that there are sharp, unknowable boundaries to the application of vague expressions. Some features of Timothy Williamson's ... More


Epinets: The Epistemic Structure and Dynamics of Social Networks

Mihnea Moldoveanu and Joel A.C. Baum

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804777919
eISBN:
9780804789455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777919.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

What must human agents know about what other humans – with whom they are connected – know, in order for the resulting web of ties among them to function as a social network? The explanatory success ... More


An Epistemic Description Language for Social Interactions and Networks

Mihnea C. Moldoveanu and Joel A.C. Baum

in Epinets: The Epistemic Structure and Dynamics of Social Networks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804777919
eISBN:
9780804789455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777919.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter introduces a modeling language for representing the epistemic states of networked human agents at both the individual and collective levels. The new ‘epistemic description language’, or ... More


The Relevance of Coherence

JOSEPH RAZ

in Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260691
eISBN:
9780191682148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260691.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter indicates some of the leading elements in the philosophical climate of opinion which look to coherence-based accounts. It considers the merit and relevance of coherence in explaining the ... More


“I Know You Think She Thinks I Trust You—But I Don't”: Moves, Tactics, and Strategies Defined and Played in Epinets

Mihnea C. Moldoveanu and Joel A.C. Baum

in Epinets: The Epistemic Structure and Dynamics of Social Networks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804777919
eISBN:
9780804789455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777919.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter extends the use of epinets to the characterization of dynamic processes in networks. Epinets are employed in two distinct ways: first as instruments for specifying changes in the ... More


“What You May Think We Think We Are Doing Here”: By Way of Conclusion

Mihnea C. Moldoveanu and Joel A.C. Baum

in Epinets: The Epistemic Structure and Dynamics of Social Networks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804777919
eISBN:
9780804789455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777919.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter considers the Epistemic Description Language (EDL) introduced in the previous chapters through an epistemic prism, offering an interpretation of the development of an epistemic approach ... More


Stability and Epistemic Decision Theory

Hannes Leitgeb

in The Stability of Belief: How Rational Belief Coheres with Probability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198732631
eISBN:
9780191796852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732631.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter presents two reformulations of the theory in this book that derive from the ‘aiming at the truth’ aspect of belief. The chapter demonstrates that the stability conception of belief makes ... More


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