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This book provides a critical examination of how the choice of what to believe is represented in the standard model of belief change. In particular the use of possible worlds and infinite remainders as objects of choice is critically examined.
Descriptors are introduced as a versatile tool for expressing the success conditions of belief change, addressing both local and global descriptor revision. The book presents dynamic descriptors such as Ramsey descriptors that convey how an agent’s beliefs tend to be changed in response to different inputs. It also explores sentential revision and demonstrates how local and global operations of revision by a sentence can be derived as a special case of descriptor revision. Lastly, the book examines revocation, a generalization of contraction in which a specified sentence is removed in a process that may possibly also involve the addition of some new information to the belief set.
Belief Change Belief Revision Descriptor Revision Database Updating Contraction Theory Change Theory Revision AGM Model Possible world models Epistemic Entrenchment Global descriptor revision Local descriptor revision Ramsey descriptors Revocation
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53061-1
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-53060-4
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-53061-1
- Series Print ISSN 1572-6126
- Series Online ISSN 2212-7313
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