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Coherence and the Sum Condition

  • Jaakko Hintikka
  • Robert S. Cohen
  • Donald Davidson
  • Gabriël Nuchelmans
  • Wesley C. Salmon
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 104)

Abstract

In Chapter II the attempt to account for belief in terms of willingness to gamble was discussed. That discussion was inconclusive. It seems clear that belief is not reducible to such willingness or disposition, and it also seems clear that in at least some cases willingness to gamble in stakes of utility is at least an important consequence of believing.

Keywords

Finite Subset Initial Belief Finite Base Finite Case Consistent Subset 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaakko Hintikka
    • 1
  • Robert S. Cohen
    • 2
  • Donald Davidson
    • 3
  • Gabriël Nuchelmans
    • 4
  • Wesley C. Salmon
    • 5
  1. 1.Academy of Finland and Stanford UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Boston UniversityUSA
  3. 3.University of ChicagoUSA
  4. 4.University of LeydenUSA
  5. 5.University of ArizonaUSA

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