Belief Revision meets Philosophy of Science

  • Erik J. Olsson
  • Sebastian Enqvist

Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Raúl Carnota, Ricardo Rodríguez
    Pages 1-42
  3. Sven Ove Hansson
    Pages 43-58
  4. Gerhard Schurz
    Pages 77-104
  5. Peter Gärdenfors, Frank Zenker
    Pages 137-153
  6. Bengt Hansson
    Pages 155-162
  7. Horacio Arló-Costa, Arthur Paul Pedersen
    Pages 163-212
  8. David Westlund
    Pages 213-224
  9. Isaac Levi
    Pages 269-302
  10. Caroline Semmling, Heinrich Wansing
    Pages 303-328
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 357-359

About this book


Belief revision theory and philosophy of science both aspire to shed light on the dynamics of knowledge – on how our view of the world changes (typically) in the light of new evidence. Yet these two areas of research have long seemed strangely detached from each other, as witnessed by the small number of cross-references and researchers working in both domains. One may speculate as to what has brought about this surprising, and perhaps unfortunate, state of affairs. One factor may be that while belief revision theory has traditionally been pursued in a bottom- up manner, focusing on the endeavors of single inquirers, philosophers of science, inspired by logical empiricism, have tended to be more interested in science as a multi-agent or agent-independent phenomenon.


AGM Theory Abduction Belief revision Conceptual spaces Dynamic Doxastic Logic Explanation Idealization Induction Logical Empiricism Research Agenda

Editors and affiliations

  • Erik J. Olsson
    • 1
  • Sebastian Enqvist
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. PhilosophyUniversity of LundLundSweden
  2. 2.Dept. PhilosophyUniversity of LundLundSweden

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