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Supposition and Belief Change

Isaac Levi

in Mild Contraction: Evaluating Loss of Information Due to Loss of Belief

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199270705
eISBN:
9780191601774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270708.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is argued, with Peirce and against Descartes, that current beliefs do not require justification; justification is only required when change in belief is on offer. Parmenidean epistemology is ... More


Levels of Corpora

Jr. Henry E. Kyburg

in Science & Reason

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195062533
eISBN:
9780199853038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195062533.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

One problem that has been plaguing for the long term is the problem of choosing the levels of rational corpora. Since what goes into a corpus is what has a probability higher than the index of that ... More


The case for probabilistic contents

Sarah Moss

in Probabilistic Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter develops and defends the thesis that we can believe probabilistic contents. Probabilistic contents are not merely propositions about probabilities; rather, they are sets of probability ... More


Epistemic modals and probability operators

Sarah Moss

in Probabilistic Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter defends a semantics for epistemic modals and probability operators. This semantics is probabilistic—that is, sentences containing these expressions have sets of probability spaces as ... More


From Believing in Jesus to Possessing His Logos (John 11–12)

Troels Engberg-Pedersen

in John and Philosophy: A New Reading of the Fourth Gospel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198792505
eISBN:
9780191834509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792505.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The chapter argues for the unity of John 11–12 in both literary and thematic terms. In literary terms the Lazarus story is intimately connected with John 12 through a number of motifs in 11:45–12:19 ... More


Probabilistic Knowledge

Sarah Moss

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Traditional philosophical discussions of knowledge have focused on the epistemic status of full beliefs. This book argues that in addition to full beliefs, credences can constitute knowledge. For ... More


Beliefs and Degrees of Belief

Michael G. Titelbaum

in Fundamentals of Bayesian Epistemology 1: Introducing Credences

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780198707608
eISBN:
9780191954108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198707608.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains why epistemologists are interested in degrees of belief (also known as "credences"). It compares working with degrees of belief to working with full beliefs and confidence ... More


Two Types of Belief and the Role of Pneuma in John’s Epistemology of Faith (John 7–8)

Troels Engberg-Pedersen

in John and Philosophy: A New Reading of the Fourth Gospel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198792505
eISBN:
9780191834509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792505.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The chapter argues that John 7–8 constitutes a coherent unit in both literary and thematic terms. There is a literary inclusio in two respects: secrecy versus openness and the charge of demon ... More


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