Belief change as change in epistemic entrenchment

AC Nayak*, Paul Nelson, Hanan Polansky

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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''.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-174
Number of pages32
JournalSynthese
Volume109
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventAI 93 Workshop on Belief Revision - Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice - MELBOURNE, Australia
Duration: 1 Jan 1993 → …

Keywords

  • BASE CONTRACTION
  • SYSTEMS

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