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Belief Change as Change in Epistemic Entrenchment

Abhaya C. Nayak, Paul Nelson and Hanan Polansky
Synthese
Vol. 109, No. 2 (Nov., 1996), pp. 143-174
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20117565
Page Count: 32
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Belief Change as Change in Epistemic Entrenchment
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Abstract

In this paper, it is argued that both the belief state and its input should be represented as epistemic entrenchment (EE) relations. A belief revision operation is constructed that updates a given EE relation to a new one in light of an evidential EE relation, and an axiomatic characterization of this operation is given. Unlike most belief revision operations, the one developed here can handle both "multiple belief revision" and "iterated belief revision".

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