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Epistemic Probability: Some Current Views

Alvin Plantinga

in Warrant and Proper Function

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195078640
eISBN:
9780199872213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195078640.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In circumstances where one proposition A (or group of propositions G) is propositional evidence for another proposition B, my believing A (or G) can confer warrant (for me) upon B. I use the term ... More


Objective Epistemic Probability

Peter Achinstein

in The Book of Evidence

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143898
eISBN:
9780199833023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143892.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A new concept of probability ‐ objective epistemic probability ‐ is introduced and defended. It is epistemic because it is a measure of the degree of reasonableness of believing something; it is ... More


Epistemic Conditional Probability: The Sober Truth

Alvin Plantinga

in Warrant and Proper Function

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195078640
eISBN:
9780199872213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195078640.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In Ch. 8, I distinguished epistemic probability from objective probability and then pointed out some debilitating problems with the three main accounts of epistemic probability. In this chapter, I ... More


Three Objections to the Core Argument

Terence Cuneo

in The Normative Web: An Argument for Moral Realism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199218837
eISBN:
9780191711749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218837.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter addresses three objections that might be raised against what is argued in the preceding chapters. The first objection is directed toward the core argument's first premise. It maintains ... More


Interest‐Relative Invariantism

Jason Stanley

in Knowledge and Practical Interests

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288038
eISBN:
9780191603679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288038.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains and develops a version of Interest-Relative Invariantism about knowledge, according to which whether or not someone knows that p at a certain time depends in part on what is at ... More


Probability

Richard Swinburne

in Epistemic Justification

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243792
eISBN:
9780191598524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243794.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Physical probability is a measure of the extent to which an event is predetermined by its causes. Statistical probability is a measure of the proportion of events of some kind in a population; I ... More


Objective Probabilities

John L. Pollock

in Thinking about Acting: Logical Foundations for Rational Decision Making

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304817
eISBN:
9780199850907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304817.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter aims at making sense of objective probability and rebutting the arguments that led, historically, to its falling into disrepute. Philosophers often fail to realize that there are a ... More


Science & Reason

Henry E. Kyburg

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195062533
eISBN:
9780199853038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195062533.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book presents views on a wide range of philosophical problems associated with the study and practice of science and mathematics. The main structure of the book consists of a presentation of ... More


How Moral Uncertaintism Can Be Both True and Interesting

Andrew Sepielli

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Vol 7

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198808930
eISBN:
9780191846649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808930.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Several philosophers have tried to develop a framework for decision-making in the face of fundamental moral uncertainty. Critics argue that the project is misguided, as it assumes that there’s a kind ... More


Concepts, Teleology, and Rational Revision *

Christopher S. Hill

in The A Priori in Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695331
eISBN:
9780191758218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695331.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In concert with his attack on analyticity, Quine argued that no proposition is immune to empirical revision. In principle, at least, it is possible even for the laws of logic and mathematics to be ... More


Concepts, Teleology, and Rational Revision*

Christopher S. Hill

in Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665822
eISBN:
9780191766336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665822.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In concert with his attack on analyticity, Quine argued that no proposition is immune to empirical revision. In principle, at least, it is possible even for the laws of logic and mathematics to be ... More


Preacher-Prattle

Samuel McCormick

in The Chattering Mind: A Conceptual History of Everyday Talk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226677637
eISBN:
9780226677804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677804.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter 3 follows Kierkegaard’s theory of chatter into his religious writings, paying special attention his outspoken critique of modern Christian discourse. Of particular concern to Kierkegaard was ... More


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