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  1. 1. Coherence and Reliability: Studies in Bayesian Epistemology

    Författare :Stefan Schubert; Teoretisk filosofi; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; coherence; Bayesian epistemology; reliability; higher order beliefs; reliability-conduciveness; truth-conduciveness; formal coherence theory; witness scenarios;

    Sammanfattning : In this thesis the connection between coherence and reliability is investigated. The question may be phrased as follows: does the fact that a set of testimonies is coherent imply that the witnesses who have reported these testimonies are reliable? The same question may also be expressed in terms of beliefs: does the fact that a set of beliefs is coherent imply that the beliefs were reliably produced? Traditionally, coherence theorists have thought that coherence is connected to truth, but in this dissertation the thesis is that it is rather connected to reliability. LÄS MER