Changing the Scientific Corpus
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There is a straightforward connection in terms of subject-matter between belief revision and one of the major issues in the philosophy of science, namely the dynamics of changes in scientific knowledge. But in spite of this connection, there has been relatively little contact between the two disciplines. There is an obvious reason for this lack of contact: The standard framework that is used in the belief change literature is not suitable for analyzing the mechanisms of change in science. The aim of this contribution is to identify the differences and show what modifications are needed to make the format suitable for modelling the development of scientific knowledge.
KeywordsBelief Revision Belief State Scientific Corpus Scientific Change Path Independence
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