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Belief Revision: Subjectivist Principles and Practice

  • Michael Goldstein
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 236)

Abstract

In this paper, we consider the subjectivist approach to the revision of belief particularly as it relates to the foundations and practice of statistics. There is much misunderstanding as to the meaning of subjectivism. Therefore, we shall focus our discussion on the subjectivist attitude. (Technical details and applications may be found in the references to this paper.)

Keywords

Belief Revision Belief Statement Prior Belief Bayesian Statistic Temporal Coherence 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Goldstein
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  1. 1.University of DurhamUK

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